CHILDHOOD INJURIES IN NORTH CAROLINA: A STATEWIDE ANALYSIS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS

The authors report the nature and causes of childhood injuries leading to hospitalization or death in North Carolina. Based on an 89% sample of 1980 hospital discharges of children between 0 and 19 years of age, the overall annual rate of trauma-related hospitalizations was 80 per 10,000. The rate varied from 119 per 10,000 for the 15-19 year age group to 56 per 10,000 for children between ages 5 and 9. Hospitalization rates are lower than those reported elsewhere, although death rates, based on a seven-year period, are higher in the data reported here. Potential reasons for these differences are suggested.

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    American Public Health Association

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  • Authors:
    • Runyan, C W
    • Kotch, J B
    • Margolis, L H
    • Buescher, P A
  • Publication Date: 1985-12

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  • Accession Number: 00495709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 560
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM