Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable injured12m: Times injured last 12 months

Literal Question

MQ28. Many young people get hurt or injured from activities such as playing sports or fighting with others at different places such as the street or home. Injuries can include being poisoned or burned.  Injuries do not include illnesses such as Measles or the Flu.  The following questions are about injuries you may have had during the past 12 months.

Values Categories N
1 I was not injured in the past 12 months 114205
2 1 time 48408
3 2 times 20778
4 3 times 8917
5 4 times or more 10108
0 Inap 21
Sysmiss 3501

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 202416
Missing cases 3522
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 5.0
Mean 1.776
This variable is numeric


Source:  HBSC surveys 1993/4 (mandatory); 19978 (optional package); 2001/02 (mandatory).

Description:  A measure of the frequency of significant injuries during the previous 12 months.   In order to distinguish from minor injuries that are a common occurrence amongst young people a significant injury is here defined as one that requires medical attention.


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