Injuries among Afghan refugees: Review of evidence

Khurram Nasir, Adnan A. Hyder, C. M. Shahbaz

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Abstract

Background: Injuries are a public health problem in developing countries resulting in major financial and productivity losses. Injuries in vulnerable populations, such as refugees, make an even greater impact on loss of life. Afghan refugees in Pakistan continue to form one of the world's largest refugee populations. This study systemically reviews the literature to estimate the magnitude and prevalence of intentional and unintentional injuries in Afghan refugees, and explores the implications of the findings for refugee healthcare policy and development of potential interventions specifically for Afghan refugees. Methods: Electronic databases of MEDLINE, POPLINE, Refworld, and Winspirs were searched. In addition, a web search was conducted and specific organizational websites were reviewed. The search in developing countries was limited to studies in English or with an English abstract for the years 1966-2001. Results: The literature review identified patients with reported war injuries who presented to hospitals. Injuries to extremities (45%) were more frequent than injuries to the head or neck (36%, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

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Wounds and Injuries
Developing Countries
Neck Injuries
Policy Making
Pakistan
Vulnerable Populations
Craniocerebral Trauma
MEDLINE
Extremities
Public Health
Databases
Delivery of Health Care
Population

Keywords

  • Afghans
  • injuries
  • public health
  • refugee camps
  • refugees
  • risk factors
  • vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine

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Injuries among Afghan refugees : Review of evidence. / Nasir, Khurram; Hyder, Adnan A.; Shahbaz, C. M.

In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2004, p. 169-173.

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Nasir, Khurram ; Hyder, Adnan A. ; Shahbaz, C. M. / Injuries among Afghan refugees : Review of evidence. In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 169-173.
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