J Korean Soc Hazard Mitig 2018; 18(1): 171-178  https://doi.org/10.9798/KOSHAM.2018.18.1.171
A Analysis on Extracting Vulnerables and Policy Suggestion by Analyzing Fall Death Characteristics
Im, Donghyeon*, Ji, Yubin**, and Kim, Gyungmin***
*Member, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Urban Environment Engineering, Ulasn National Institute of Science and Technology
**Undergraduate Student, Department of Urban Environment Engineering, Ulasn National Institute of Science and Technology
***Undergraduate Student, Department of Urban Environment Engineering, Ulasn National Institute of Science and Technology
Correspondence to: Member, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Urban Environment Engineering, Ulasn National Institute of Science and Technology (Tel: +82-52-217-2842, Fax: +82-52-217-2842, E-mail: donghyune@unist.ac.kr)
Received: September 3, 2017; Revised: October 18, 2017; Accepted: November 20, 2017; Published online: January 31, 2018.
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Abstract
Death by fall injuries are increasing year after year. Nevertheless, the policy on the fall accident of the government is focused on the elderly only, and even the countermeasures are limited to the reform of consciousness such as campaigns and fall prevention campaigns. In Korea, the number of deaths due to external factors has decreased, but the number of deaths has increased in the case of falls. Therefore, this study suggests the problem consciousness and finds a dangerous class in fall. In order to analyze this, we tried to analyze the characteristics of the fall victim using the statistics of death cause in the domestic statistics and try to find the vulnerable class. The results of the analysis suggest that the risk stratum of the fall mortality has different characteristics and needs to implement the policy reflecting these characteristics.
Keywords: Fall, Fall Accident, Cause of Death


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