Data gathered between 2000 and 2006 on the number of children experiencing injuries (nonfatal and fatal) indicate the following1,2,3:
These numbers understate the total number of injuries because the primary source of information on pediatric injury is emergency departments. Many injuries are treated in physician’s offices and other outpatient clinical sites.
Although the NICHD conducts and supports research on pediatric injury, its treatments, and its long-term outcomes, the Institute is not the primary federal source of information for non-researchers on injury statistics and information on preventing pediatric injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provide a range of information for parents, caregivers, and families about ways to prevent childhood injury, safety recommendations, and product warnings and recalls. For more information, visit:
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