Navigation Links
Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts
Date:10/16/2011

SATURDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of U.S. children injured in car crashes between 2002 and 2006 were wearing seat belts, and minority children had the lowest rates of seat-belt use, a new study finds.

Researchers examined data on car accidents involving nearly 40,000 children under age 16 and found that 47.5 percent were restrained. Black, Hispanic and Native American children had the lowest rates of seat-belt use.

The overall death rate among the children was nearly 6 percent and the injury rate was nearly 7 percent. Of the children who were injured, nearly 13 percent required emergency surgery.

The researchers also found that seat-belt use was associated with a lower injury severity score (ISS) and that a higher ISS was associated with a greater risk of emergency surgery, severe outcomes, longer hospital stay and death.

The study was slated for presentation Oct. 15 at the American Academy of Pediatrics' national meeting in Boston.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

"After adjusting for the use of restraints, we found no differences in mortality among different ethnic groups. The major determinant of both morbidity and mortality is the severity of the injury as quantified by the initial injury severity score," lead author Dr. Rebecca Stark said in an academy news release. "Because the use of restraints decreases the ISS, we feel our results highlight the need for further education and outreach to the pediatric population about the benefit of seat-belt use."

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children in the United States.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about child passenger safety.

'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Recession May Mean Fewer Nips & Tucks
2. Fewer platelets could be used for some cancer and bone-marrow transplantation patients
3. Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals
4. Pitt/Magee research finds women with preeclampsia have fewer blood vessel precursor cells
5. Better patient safety linked to fewer medical malpractice claims in California
6. Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits
7. Study finds post-transplant patients off steroids have fewer cardiovascular events
8. Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths
9. Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure
10. Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks
11. Simple change results in fewer unnecessary imaging exams for patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts 
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Aspen Advisors, a U.S.-based healthcare consulting ... of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare ... the healthcare industry for creating workplaces that enable employees to ... on employee responses to an employee engagement and satisfaction survey. ... has been named a “Best Places to Work in ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... by T-type calcium channels in the thalamic reticular ... calcium. These channels enable thalamic reticular nucleus neurons ... enter a hyper-excited state. , In order to ... seizures, the researchers conducted an experiment to induce ... to delete the T-type calcium channel CaV3.3. The ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of ... as we train our bodies, movements and, critically, they ... researchers knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences ... "The subcortical regions are important in information consolidation, especially ... level is measured after a period of sleep, the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Bedros Keuilian’s Annual Fitness Business Summit is considered ... many people already earning seven-figure incomes. But his annual ... open to the owners of Keuilian’s own international fitness boot ... Body Boot Camp World Conference will also be attended by ... camp or are struggling with their own boot camp ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Hunhu Healthcare, Inc. , a Minneapolis-based ... it has entered into a licensing agreement with Mayo ... predictive analytics for recruiting, leveraging and managing its solution ... Michael Emerson , co-founder and CEO of Hunhu Healthcare, ... technology used in what he calls a social wellness ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Modern Healthcare Names Aspen Advisors Among the Top 100 Employers in the Healthcare Industry for a Fourth Consecutive Year 2Health News:Learning to play the piano? Sleep on it! 2Health News:Fitness Boot Camp Founder Offers Fifty Scholarships to Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 2Health News:Fitness Boot Camp Founder Offers Fifty Scholarships to Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 3Health News:Hunhu Healthcare Enters into Licensing Agreement with Mayo Clinic 2
... Children between the ages of seven and 12 appear to ... according to researchers at the University of Chicago, who used ... children. , The responses on the scans were similar to ... like adults, show responses to pain in the same areas ...
... hospital in six clinical,areas, CHICAGO, July 11 ... six of which make it the,highest-ranked in Illinois -- ... Best Hospitals issue. This year, editorial staff for the,authoritative ... were chosen and ranked according to the Top 50 ...
... BURBANK, Calif., July 10 HBO has acquired the ... ("The Biggest,Loser") and writer Gren Wells. Academy Award winner ... executive producer along with Broome on,this one-hour family drama ... weight loss industry. Gren Wells, who also has "Earthbound" ...
... American Life League,applauds the members of the U.S. House ... on Wednesday evening., Calling it a "big box ... Jordan, Bill Sali, Mike Pence and six other,member of ... immediate cutoff of federal funding for it., "I ...
... Legislation Recognizes Critical Care Needs of 1.4 Million,Home ... Council for Quality,Respiratory Care (CQRC), an alliance of ... manufacturers representing nearly one half of,Medicare,s home oxygen ... Medicare package (HR. 6331), which protects Medicare,s home,oxygen ...
... July 10 Synovics,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... that Mr. Jyotindra Gange, has been,appointed Principal ... such capacity,given the responsibility of overseeing all ... of Synovics, board of directors and is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children are naturally prone to be empathic and moral 2Health News:Northwestern Memorial Among America's Best Hospitals in 10 Clinical Specialties According to U.S. News' 2008 Rankings 2Health News:Northwestern Memorial Among America's Best Hospitals in 10 Clinical Specialties According to U.S. News' 2008 Rankings 3Health News:Whitaker and Broome Get Wells 'Fat' at HBO 2Health News:American Life League Applauds Congressional Action Against Planned Parenthood 2Health News:Home Oxygen Care Leaders Applaud U.S. Senate for Passing Medicare Bill to Improve and Protect Home Oxygen Benefit 2Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 2Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 3Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 4Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 5
(Date:8/21/2014)... Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) ... the three best scientific presentations at the sixth ... The Formulating Better Medicines for Children  conference, ... Athens, Greece , includes dozens of poster-style ... which three winners will be selected by a ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014   Royal Philips (NYSE: ... has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food ... application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) treatments. Through ... with pre-procedural, high-precision positioning to treat aortic stenosis ... is available as part of Philips IntelliSpace ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  SI-BONE, Inc. ( San Jose, ... the use of the iFuse Implant System, ® ... of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that Priority Health ... its Lumbar Fusion Medical Policy No. 91590-R4 providing positive ... policy states that the fusion procedure, which employs the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Professional Compounding Centers of America will award top poster-session winners at European Paediatric Formulation Initiative in Athens 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application 3SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces Positive Coverage Decision by Priority Health 3
The Volk 60D provides high magnification - making it ideal for detailed disc and macular viewing. Its 31mm diameter facilitates easy handling within the orbital area. Available with SupraCoat (argon...
The 40D is ideal for pediatric ophthalmoscopy and other examinations requiring expansive fundus visibility. Alternatively, this lens may be used at the slit lamp biomicroscope to provide an extremely...
Provides exceptional resolution and fundus scanning capability. Excellent for small pupil diagnosis and treatment....
... lens is perfectly corrected for field ... delivering the best retinal image of ... market. Its advanced double aspheric design ... perfect image clarity across the entire ...
Medicine Products: