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Table 3 Results of injury prevalence rates in individual studies (total n = 40,213)

From: Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders - a systematic review

Study (author/year) Country (HDIa) Event/year N Assessment tool Time point measured Injury prevalence
Cross sectional studies
 Bich et al. 2011 [42] Vietnam (medium) Flood, 2008 871 Structured interview & data of MICRODIS household survey 1 month post Exposed: 2.4 %; Control: 0.7 %
 Biswas et al. 2010 [43] Bangladesh (low) Flood, 2007 638 women Face to face interview, semi-structured questionnaire Few days post 18 %
 Sjöberg & Yearwood 2007 [45] Grenada (high) Storm, Hurricane Ivan, 2004 185 Hospital records 1 month post 35.7 % (women, n = 16, men, n = 50)
 Xu et al. 2012 [31] China (medium) Storm, snowstorm, 2008 3169 Structured questionnaire Few days post 37.9 %
Cohort studies
 Simeon et al. 1993 [37] Jamaica (high) Storm, Hurricane Gilbert, 1988 125 children Structured questionnaire 2–4 months post Exposed: 1.7 %, 1.8 %, 2.4 % b; Control: 1.3 %, 2.1 %c
 Sugimoto et al. 2011 [32] Bangladesh (low) Storm, tornado, 2005 35,225 Interview 4 months post 10.5 %
  1. Explanation: aHuman Development Index category; b3 2-month-periods during/post-disaster; c2 2-month-periods, pre-disaster