Aim of the study is to describe the characteristics of road, home and work-related traumas among adult immigrants born in non-industrialised Countries, and to compare the consequent probability of hospitalisation with Italian adults in Lazio Region, year 2000. Source of data is the Emergency-based Surveillance System, which collects all the emergency ward visits in Lazio region. Accident incidence has been estimated using alternatively the residence permits and the roman resident population born in non-industrialised Countries. The 7.7% of all the emergency visits of immigrants are trauma-related. Road traffic accident visits are more appropriate and urgent. Immigrants have a higher risk of hospitalisation both for road and home accidents compared to the Italians (OR = 1.59 and OR = 1.37 respectively). Immigrants use emergency wards for severe and urgent trauma-related accidents, they have higher probability of hospitalisation compared to the Italians. Our analysis highlights the necessity to improve tools to study immigrant health.
|Translated title of the contribution||Injuries in immigrants from non-industrialized countries: analysis of emergency admissions in Lazio, Italy, in the year 2000|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|