Non-minor injuries among children sustained in an outdoor environment: a retrospective register study
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, ISSN 1745-7300, E-ISSN 1745-7319, Vol. 22, no 1, 3-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim was to investigate non-minor injuries sustained during outdoor activities among 0-12 year old children and to explore self-reported circumstances surrounding these incidents. During 2007-2009, the Umea University Hospital injury database (IDB) registered 795 children with moderate (n = 778) and serious (n = 17) injuries, such as fractures. The IDB includes data from a questionnaire completed in the emergency department by the injured child or a parent. The open-ended questions catch the injured child's description of what circumstances precede the injury incident. The most commonly reported activities contributing to injuries were play, sport, and transport. Surface impacts were also reported as contributing factors along with products such as trampolines, bicycles, and downhill skis. By achieving a deeper knowledge about the activities and circumstances that precede non-minor injury incidents, creating safer outdoor environments may be feasible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 22, no 1, 3-10 p.
outdoor, children, prevention, injury, play
Health Sciences Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80540DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2013.833945ISI: 000351835400002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-80540DiVA: diva2:650312