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Snowmobile injuries in Antarctic 1989-1996

Cattermole, T.J.. 1997 Snowmobile injuries in Antarctic 1989-1996. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 56 (4). 152-158.

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Abstract/Summary

A retrospective analysis of accidents involving snowmobiles experienced by members of the British Antarctic Survey between 1989 and 1996 revealed 37 injured individuals (or 1.9% of new consultations). The mean incidence was 26.5/1000 population/year, with the incidence rising over the study period. The commonest injury (35%) was a lower limb sprain. Head injuries accounted for 22% of cases. Both fractures and radiological investigations were recorded significantly (chi 2 p < 0.025) more frequently than for injuries of all causes, although no significant difference was found in Injury Severity Scores (1) between the two groups. Alcohol was implicated in 5.4% of cases.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 12399736
NORA Subject Terms: Health
Date made live: 14 Oct 2014 13:20 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/508602

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