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For the Safety of Canadian Children and Youth: From Injury Data to Preventive Measures

An excellent reference for anyone concerned with child injury, For the Safety of Canadian Children and Youth seeks to reduce the number and severity of injuries to young Canadians. Using statistical tables and analysis provided by Statistics Canada and Health Canada's Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP), it identifies risk factors and recommends preventive strategies in terms of these findings. Containing almost 300 pages of valuable information filled with tables, graphs and statistics, it covers the the leading causes of injury related deaths and hospitalizations including:
  • Motor Vehicle injuries
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Bicycle injuries
  • Motorized cycle (motorcycle and moped) injuries
  • Fall-related injuries
  • Fire-related injuries and burns
  • Unintentional poisonings
  • Choking and suffocations
  • Drownings, near-drownings and other water-related injuries
  • Playground equipment injuries
  • Off-road vehicle injuries (ATV and snowmobiles)
  • Sports and recreation activity injuries
  • Farm-related injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Homicides and assaults, abuse and neglect
  • Suicide and suicide attempts
Aussi disponible en français.
Produced by Health Canada. Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1998.
H39-412-1997E $29.95

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Last modified: August 4, 2000

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