Exposure corrected risk estimates for childhood product related injuries

Yvonne D. Senturia*, Helen Binns, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, Robert R Tanz

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Abstract

This study assesses the effect of exposure correction on injury risk estimates for children, using Chicago-area survey data on age-specific exposure of children to seven products: amusement park rides, sleds, bunkbeds, skateboards, fireworks, toboggans, and air guns and rifles. National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates for 1987 were used as numerators with two denominators: (i) uncorrected age-specific U.S. Census estimates for 1987 and (ii) these estimates corrected for exposure. Except for bunkbeds, skateboards and sleds, corrected injury risk decreased as age increased. Uncorrected population injury rates underestimated the risk posed to product-using children, especially those who are youngest and those who use skateboards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-477
Number of pages5
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Law

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