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Tip-over injuries in children under 5 years of age in Queensland 1999-2008

Inoue, Nobu, Barker, Ruth, & Scott, Deborah A. (2009) Tip-over injuries in children under 5 years of age in Queensland 1999-2008. Injury Bulletin, 107. Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit (QISU), Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

Furniture and appliance related injuries in children under 5 years of age accounts for an estimated 180 emergency presentations annually in Queensland. Injuries occur when children push or pull items over, climb and fall off furniture, or climb and tip the item over. Children under 2 years of age tend to injure themselves by pulling items over onto themselves Children over 2 years of age are more likely to be injured after climbing the item and either falling off or tipping the item over onto themselves. Tip over injuries (where the item falls over and injures the child) in children under 5 years of age account for an estimated 115 emergency presentations annually in Queensland. The item most commonly associated with a tip over injury is a television (with or without the cabinet) Prevention requires better design and selection of furniture with inherent stability coupled with mechanisms to install or fix less stable items

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ID Code: 29478
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Furniture related injury, Childhood injury, Injury Surveillance
ISSN: 1442-1917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Research Centres > National Centre for Health Information Research & Training
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2010 09:40
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:51

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