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Reducing unintentional injuries among children and young people

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Reducing unintentional injuries among children and young people

Post by Waterbaby » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:25 am


Action areas for local authorities and their partners to help develop injury prevention strategies for children and young people.

Published 23 June 2014
Last updated 6 November 2018
From: Public Health England

Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under 5 years

"Five causes account for 90% of unintentional injury hospital admissions for this age group and are a significant cause of preventable death and serious long-term harm - these are choking, suffocation and strangulation; falls; poisoning; burns and scalds; and drowning; therefore taking action in these areas would make a significant difference."

Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years

"Rates of children and young people killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions have fallen by 16% since the 2008-2012 5 year period of the previous report. This includes a 26% decrease among car occupants, 19% decrease among pedestrians, 8% decrease in cyclists, but a 1% increase in motorcyclists. Over the 5 year period this equates to a total of 32,607 children and young people killed or seriously injured, around 5,500 fewer than the previous analysis, suggesting an average of 1,100 fewer per year."

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Re: Reducing unintentional injuries among children and young people

Post by Alexis » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:21 pm

Many thanks Waterbaby.

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