CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database

 

Term
Accident
Term extension
Health
Definition
Unintentional event characterized by a rapid force or an impact which leads to physical harm.
Remark
Injuries inflicted by animals or insects are considered as accidents. On the other hand, trivial injuries such as superficial cuts or scratches shall not be considered.
Source
Eurostat, "European Health Interview Survey (EHIS wave 3) — Methodological manual", Luxembourg, 2018 Edition
Hyperlink
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/product?code=KS-02-18-240&mode=view
Statistical theme(s)
  • Population and Social Conditions
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