Plenary Session Presentation Pediatric Exposure to Choking Hazard Foods is Significantly Associated with Parental Knowledge of Choking Hazard Foods
Presenter: Brent Nichols, MD
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 11:25 11:32
Chicago, IL Parental knowledge of choking hazard foods (CHF) is poor, according to a cross sectional survey that was presented to parents with a child under 4 years of age.
Parents were presented with a questionnaire asking knowledge of choking hazard foods (CHF), which CHF they allow their child to eat, household items that may be choking hazards, how often they cut food for child, how often the child sits to eat and the sources of their knowledge.
"The consumption of CHF in children under 4 is significantly associated with decreased parental knowledge, ethnicity and sometimes income," said study author Brent Nichols, MD. "As demonstrated, knowledge is significantly associated with a lower risk of consuming CHF, thus more parental education is needed."
Study results show 489 parents responded to the survey. The results are adjusted for significant covariates associations between correct knowledge of CHF and correct parents actions of disallowing CHF: fruit chunks (correct knowledge = 25%; correct action = 42%; AOR=3.5; P<0.0001; adjusted for ethnicity), hot dogs (59%; 28%; 1.7;0.02
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