Because an increasing proportion of US children spends time in day care center environments, a national estimate of injury risks in day care centers is needed.
We interviewed directors of 1797 day care centers from every state and the District of Columbia from October to December 1990 and analyzed medically attended injuries and center characteristics reported by the directors.
The centers were attended by 138 404 children.
In the 2 months before the center directors were interviewed, 556 children sustained injuries requiring medical attention while attending the centers.
The injury rate was 1.5 injuries per 100 000 child hours in day care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Garderie enfant, Etude statistique, Accident corporel, Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Environnement, Facteur risque, District de Columbia, Enfant, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Day care center, Statistical study, Personal injury, Trauma, Epidemiology, Environment, Risk factor, District of Columbia, Child, United States, North America, America, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.