An interprovincial comparison of unintentional childhood injury rates in Canada for the period 2006–2012


Injury prevention policies vary considerably among provinces. Although the unintentional injury hospitalization rate is decreasing over time, some sub-causes such as choking/suffocation have shown an increase in certain provinces. Evidence-based childhood injury prevention policies, such as playground equipment safety and four-sided pool fencing among others, should be standardized across Canada.

Fridman L, Fraser-Thomas J, Pike I, Macpherson AK. An interprovincial comparison of unintentional childhood injury rates in Canada for the period 2006-2012. Can J Public Hlth. 2018 August; 109:4, 573-80.

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