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ERIC Number: ED342152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Data Book of Child and Adolescent Injury.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This booklet contains 54 graphs and accompanying narrative which summarize available data on child and adolescent non-natural injuries and deaths and are intended to help in the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency "Healthy People 2000" campaign to improve the nation's health and prevent needless child and adolescent injuries. Graphs illustrate data which address the following subjects: deaths from injuries versus deaths from natural causes; international injury mortality rates; international homicide rates; deaths ages 1-4, deaths ages 5-9, deaths ages 10-14, deaths ages 15-19, death rates by gender; motor vehicle deaths; alcohol and motor vehicles; pedestrians; motor vehicle injuries; bicycles; drowning and near drowning; fires and burns; unintentional firearms; unintentional poisoning; falls; occupational injuries of adolescents; farm injuries; sports injuries; toys; recreational equipment; homicide; assault; suicide; child abuse and neglect; rape; childhood injury prevention programs; and the cost of injury. Suggestions for preventing child and adolescent injury are given, including: stress planning and prioritizing; use of a comprehensive multifaceted approach; and institutionalization and acceptance of injury prevention programs. An appendix summarizes injury mortality rates by age group. (60 references) (DB)
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 38th and R Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057 (Single copies free, limited quantities).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: Prepared by the Children's Safety Network.