All non-traffic child pedestrian deaths and injuries resulting in hospitalization in the Auckland region over a 5 year period were identified from coroner's and hospital records.
There were eight deaths (0,77/ 100 000 children per year) and 91 hospital admissions (8.7/100000 children per year).
Close to half (48%) of the non-traffic pedestrian injury admissions had been misclassified as traffic pedestrian injuries.
Eighty-seven per cent of the non-traffic pedestrian injury deaths and 93% of the injuries occurred in residential driveways, most often involving a child run over by a reversing vehicle.
Further studies are required to determine the most effective strategies for the prevention of non-traffic child pedestrian injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Prévention, Enfant, Homme, Accident, Piéton
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Prevention, Child, Human, Accident
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0562125
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.