Existing literature currently lack studies on the influence of smoking on unintentional injuries/poisonings. Using data from the 2009 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), this study utilized a quantitative design examining the relationship between tobacco usage and unintentional injuries/poisoning among 32,281 patient visits. The relationship between Unintentional Injuries/poisonings rates among seven patient ethnicity/race categories and males and females is also examined in this study. The results show that visitation unintentional injuries/poisoning related ambulatory facility visits are significantly different between tobacco users and non-users, patients of differing ethnicity, and sex. The results did not show a significant difference in unintentional injuries/poisoning visits between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Although many of the findings are consistent with existing literature, the results have implications for healthcare professionals, policy makers, and parents.
|Commitee:||Freshman, Brenda, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
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