AIM: This study aimed to determine the incidence of home accidents in the households with low socioeconomic level who preferred in single flat or duplex and the risk factor related to house and sociodemographic characteristics.
METHOD: The prospective cohort study. The universe of the survey composed of 419 households (N=1539 persons) both with single flat and duplex house located at the â42 Evlerâ region of Izmit district of the Kocaeli province. The questionaries included âThe Sociodemographic Characteristics of the Householdsâ and âThe Characteristics and Reasons of the Home Accidents.â The data were collected with face to face tecniques by home visits of households between November 28, 2008 and April 2, 2009. After the first form were filled, each household was followed up three months for home accidents.
RESULTS: Twenty-seven of the households and 13.6% of the participants had home accident. The incidence of the home accident also was 4.2 person per/year. Most of the accidents (89%) occurred inside of the houses. The mostly observed home accidents were 39.1% burn, 28.6% incision and 12.8% falling respectively. It was important risk factors heater for burns, knife for incisions and slippery-floor for fallings. The incidence of the home accident was higher among women (22.0%) (p
Key words: Home accident, house, socioeconomic level, primary health care health service, public health nursing