ERIC Number: ED342152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Age Differences, Athletics, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Fire Protection, Homicide, Incidence, Injuries, Occupational Safety and Health, Poisoning, Preventive Medicine, Rape, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Safety, Safety Equipment, Sexual Abuse, Statistical Data, Suicide, Traffic Safety, Trend Analysis, Young Children
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
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.