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Child injuries

Child injuries: Related Medical Incidence Statistics

  • 206,500 toy-related injuries required emergency room treatment in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 75% (155,400) of toy-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment occurred in children under 15 years of age in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 34% (71,200) of toy-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment occurred in children under 5 years of age in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 25% (51,100) of toy-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment occurred in people over 15 years of age in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 58% of toy-related injuries occurred in males in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 42% of toy-related injuries occurred in females in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 45% (93,700) of toy-related injuries happened to the head and face area in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 26% (53,200) of toy-related injuries happened to the arm, shoulder and fingers in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 17% (35,900) of toy-related injuries happened to the leg and foot in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 51% of toy-related injuries involved lacerations, contusions and abrasions in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 34% (70,600) of toy-related injuries were caused by riding toys in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • Estimated 60,700 injuries to children under 5 were related to nursery products in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 21.75% (13,200) of injuries to children under 5 were related to infant carriers and car seats in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 17.63% (10,700) of injuries to children under 5 were related to strollers and carriages in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 15.2% (10,000) of injuries to children under 5 were related to cribs in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 15.2% (9,200) injuries to children under 5 were related to high chairs in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 6.1% (3,700) injuries to children under 5 were related to baby walkers and jumpers in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 3% (1,800) injuries to children under 5 were related to changing tables in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 1,800 injuries to children under 5 were related to baby gates and barriers in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 2.6% (1,600) injuries to children under 5 were related to playpens and play yards in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 2.3% (1,400) injuries to children under 5 were related to baby bouncer seats in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 2% (1,200) injuries to children under 5 were related to portable baby swings in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 1.15% (700) of injuries to children under 5 were related to bassinets and cradles in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 205,850 injuries caused by playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 156,040 injuries caused by public playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 46,930 injuries caused by home playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 2,880 injuries caused by home-made playground equipment required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 98,889 injuries caused by trampolines required emergency room treatment in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 15% (15,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in 0-5 year olds in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 21% (21,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in 6-14 year olds in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)
  • Estimated 64%% (63,000) of injuries caused by trampolines requiring emergency room treatment occurred in people over 15 years in the US 1999 (US Consumer Product Safety)

Child injuries: Related Death Statistics

  • 11 toy-related deaths were reported in children under 15 in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 5 toy-related deaths reported in children under 15 were caused by choking or asphyxia due to a toy ball in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 3 toy-related deaths reported in children under 15 were caused by aspiration or asphyxia involving a balloon in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 1 toy-related deaths reported in children under 15 were caused by choking on a game piece in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 1 toy-related deaths reported in children under 15 were caused by choking on a toy bead in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • 1 toy-related deaths reported in children under 15 were caused by positional asphyxia involving a stuffed toy in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2003)
  • Estimated 50 deaths occur in children under 5 dye to nursery products in the US 1999-2001 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 32% (16 annually) of deaths in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to cribs in the US 1999-2001 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 16% (8 annually) of deaths in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to baby bathtub seats or rings in the US 1999-2001 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 12% (6 annually) of deaths in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to infant or child car seats and baby carriers in the US 1999-2001 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 1.4% (2) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to baby walkers and jumpers in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 0.7% (1) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to changing tables in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 10% (15) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to playpens and play yards in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 1.34% (2) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to baby bouncer seats in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 2.7% (4) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to portable baby swings in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 15.4% (23) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to baby bath seats in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)
  • Estimated 10.7% (16) of deaths each year in children under 5 related to nursery products were due to basinets and cradles in the US 2003 (US Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, 2003)

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