|Title||Injury Prevention Series- Injuries from Falls in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Québec, Canada|
|Year of Publication||1998|
Were you aware that falls are one of the top causes of serious injuries among the Cree? Over a ten-year period, 195 Cree went into hospital for injuries received in a fall and 2 persons lost their lives. This is just the tip of the iceberg. For every Cree who has to go into the hospital for a fall, there are two or three others who are laid up and recovering at home. The study obtained information from the QuÃ©bec Health Ministry's records on hospital use, individual hospital files, interviews with family and friends of victims, and coroners' reports. This material was used to prepare a detailed report of the circumstances of falls among the Cree that had resulted in hospitalization or death. This paper is a summary of the longer report.
Injury Prevention Series- Injuries from Falls in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Québec, Canada