INJURY PREVENTION MEASURES IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES, 1990

This report provides useful insight into the association between the knowledge and use of household injury prevention measures and sociodemographic characteristics for those households with children. The findings identify populations at risk and serve as a useful guide for the classification of populations with limited knowledge and use of injury prevention measures. Future injury reduction interventions should incorporate this information into the design and implementation of their programs. Evidence suggests that parents of higher socioeconomic status were more likely to use effective injury prevention measures than their low income counterparts. The prevention measures of interest include the utilization of restraint devices in motor vehicles, possession of a working smoke detector, awareness of poisoning-related interventions, and use of appropriate scald prevention techniques.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Health Service

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics 6525 Belcrest Road
    Hyattsville, MD  United States  20782
  • Authors:
    • Mayer, M
    • LeClere, F B
  • Publication Date: 1994-5-31

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.
  • Serial:
    • ADVANCE DATA
    • Issue Number: 250
    • Publisher: Public Health Service

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1994 12:00AM