Motor vehicle occupant deaths of U.S. children age 0 to 12 years were analyzed. Suprisingly, the death rate is highest for children less than 6 months old: 9.0 per 100,000, dropping to 4.5 for one year olds and about 3 for children age 6-12. The second and third months of age are a period of especially high risk. More attention should therefore be focused on protecting infants for injury and death resulting from motor vehicle crashes. /Author/

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    American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Authors:
    • Baker, S P
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00302469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 682
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1984 12:00AM