Pedal-Cycle Injuries Among Children Aged <6 Years - Wisconsin, 2002-2004

This article reports on pedal-cycle injuries among children younger than 6 years old in Wisconsin during 2002-2004. Pedal-cycle is a term that refers to any wheeled, pedal-powered vehicle, including tricycles, bicycles, pedal cars, and trailers or sidecars attached to these vehicles. The authors note that there was a total of 2,046 emergency department (ED) visits by Wisconsin residents aged younger than 6 years for pedal-cycle injuries during this 3 year period; for 1,305 (63.8%) of these visits, the primary diagnosis was a head or neck injury. The authors compared their findings to those in older children as well as those in other, similar-sized, localities. In the older population in Wisconsin (ages 6 through 12 years), 13,872 injury visits to the ED were for pedal-cycle injuries and 4,290 (30.9%) of these visits had a primary diagnosis of a head or neck injury. The editorial note appended to the article emphasizes the need to develop effective prevention strategies for young children.

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  • Authors:
    • Glysch, R
    • Anderson, H
    • Daley, W
    • Wendel, A
  • Publication Date: 2006-12-22


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  • Accession Number: 01046689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2007 8:23AM