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List: Top Ten Causes of Accidents Amongst Children Under 5 Years Old (UK Study)

Date: 1993

Source: Y H Carter and P W Jones

Base: 100 children brought in to a general practice based in north Staffordshire.

Notes: The study broke the 'Falls' category into the following sub-categories - Falls on same level (28), From on elevel to another (23), Stairs (14), From buildings (1), Other (1). Please see link above for the full details including tables on the type of injuries sustained and other pertinent factors.

Type of Accident

Number (%)

Falls

67

Bumping into objects

1

Pulling / Twisting

7

Foreign bodies (swallowed / in nose)

7

Jamming / Crushing

6

Poisons

6

Bicycle

5

Fires and Heat

4

Cuts by sharp object

2

Scalds

2


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