Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Health Care Utilization for Injuries Among Canadian Seniors: An Analysis of 1994 National Population Health Survey
AbstractDespite the impact injuries have on hospitalization and mortality, relatively little research has been conducted examining injuries among seniors that do not require hospitalizations. Additionally, there is a paucity of research on the utilization of health care resources, other than hospitals, by injured older adults. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence and characteristics of injuries not captured by the hospitalization and mortality data, risk factors associated with such injuries, and health care utilization among Canadian seniors using Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey (1994). Specifically, this report has the following objectives: 1.To examine the prevalence of injuries among 55-64 year olds and seniors (65+). 2.To identify the causes, types, and locations of injuries. 3.To identify risk factors of injuries. 4.To compare health care use between injured and noninjured people.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Independence and Economic Security of the Older Population Research Papers with number 15.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Jun 1997
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M4
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 22765
Fax: (905) 521-8232
Web page: http://www.mcmaster.ca/economics/
More information through EDIRC
injuries; seniors; NPHS;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.