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Title: Childhood Injuries in the United States
Journal: American Journal of Diseases of Children  Volume:144  Dated:(June 1990)  Pages:627-646
Author(s): J G Rodriguez; S T Brown
Corporate Author: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Childhood injuries are a major public health problem in the United States, causing more deaths than all diseases combined, and are beginning to become a priority for prevention and control.
Abstract: In 1986, more than 22,000 children aged 0 to 19 years died of injuries in the United States. More than 30,000 children are estimated to suffer permanent disabilities from injuries each year. Injuries are mistakenly called accidents, but injuries, like disease, occur in highly predictable patterns and are controllable. Priority areas are motor vehicle crashes, homicide, assault, child abuse, drowning and near-drowning, collisions between pedestrians and vehicles, and fires and burns. Program and budget priorities should include strengthening of lead public health agencies in injury prevention and control at the Federal, State, and local levels; the establishment of injury surveillance systems; research on how better to control the problem; training of health professionals and other scientists in injury prevention and control; and increased public information efforts. Figures, tables, notes, and 38 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Accident investigation; Child abuse prevention; Child fatalities; Crime prevention planning; Injury investigations; Juvenile victims
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