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The influence of race/ethnicty, patient sex, and tobacco usage on unintentional injuries/poisoning among ambulatory care patients aged 18 and younger
by Lee, Randy, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 57; 1523072
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
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
Publication Number: 1523072
ISBN: 978-1-303-20276-6
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