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Pram and stroller related injury in Queensland children under 5 years of age

Inoue, Nobu, Barker, Ruth, & Scott, Deborah A. (2009) Pram and stroller related injury in Queensland children under 5 years of age. Injury Bulletin, 108. Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit (QISU), Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

An estimated 200 Queensland children under 5 years of age are injured every year in incidents involving prams or strollers. The majority of injuries are due to falls from or falls with the pram or stroller Nineteen children were identified as having been caught in the pram or stroller mechanism (13 sustained finger injuries). Stairs and escalators were a factor in nearly 10 percent of pram or stroller fall injuries, with children being tipped out of the pram or stroller, or rolling down the stairs in the device. Roll away injuries accounted for eight percent of all pram or stroller fall injuries (some also involving stairs) Roll away injuries could be prevented by a default brake system similar to airport trolleys. Pram or stroller failure was identified in 2% of injuries

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ID Code: 29479
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Pram, Stroller, Childhood injury, Injury Surveillance, Product safety
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 09:43
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:52

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