ERIC Number: ED335153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Childhood Injuries in Maine: A Status Report.
DiCara, Cheryl; And Others
Purposes of this report are to: (1) describe the extent of the childhood injury problem relative to diseases and other conditions affecting children in Maine who are 1 to 19 years of age; (2) give an overview of what is known about the incidence of childhood injuries in Maine; and (3) offer recommendations to improve the state's ability to control childhood injury. The primary causes of childhood injury deaths in Maine are accidents related to motor vehicles, fires, drowning, and suicide. The majority of childhood injury hospitalizations in the state are reimbursed by Blue Cross or commercial insurance, but about 20 percent are covered by public funds and another 10 to 15 percent are uninsured. A comprehensive approach to childhood injury control must be implemented if the state is to effectively reduce the threat of injuries to children. The approach should include data surveillance, public and professional education, and planned community intervention. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta. Bureau of Health.