Epidemiology of home injuries: a large observational study among adult mothers in Italy

Alice Mannocci, Chiara De Waure, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Maria Lucia Specchia, Antonella Sferrazza, Giorgio Liguori, Antonino Parlato, Giovanna Rossi, Domenico Luca Grieco, Roberta Siliquini, Antonio Boccia, Walter Ricciardi, Giuseppe La Torre

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Aims. The aims of the study were to describe the epidemiology of home injuries (HI)among Italian students’ mothers and to identify the possible predictors of having HI. Methods. An anonymous questionnaire was used in several Italian schools. In order to identify predictors of having HI, a multivariate analysis was performed. Results. In our sample (3,610 women), the prevalence of HI was 18%; 6.2% of the interviewed had a severe HI. The multivariate analyses showed that increasing age, to spend more than 13 hours a day at home and to be housewife are risk factors for having HI. Conclusions. This study reports a high prevalence of HI, highlighting an urgent need for undertaking interventions to develop an adequate culture of safety and prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-382
Number of pages7
JournalAnn Ist Super Sanità
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • epidemiology
  • home injuries
  • mothers


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