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Intentional Injuries

The Jamaica Injury Surveillance System A Profile of the Intentional and Unintentional Injuries in Jamaican Hospitals

Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem. Causes of unintentional injuries were falls, lacerations and blunt injuries. Motor vehicle related injuries were in motorcars, riding motorbikes/bicycles or as pedestrians. Violence-related injuries were mostly fights with acquaintances using sharp objects to inflict injury.


Background: Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem as demonstrated by a hospital based computerized injury surveillance system established in 1999 that provides a risk profile for injuries.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013
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