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Academic Pediatrics Issues Stroller and Carrier Injury Study for United States

September 13, 2016

A study about the injury rate among young children who used strollers and carriers from 1990 to 2010 has been published in Academic Pediatrics.  The study used a retrospective analysis of data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for children 5 years of age and younger who sustained an injury associated with a stroller or carrier and were treated in emergency departments during this period.

The study estimates that 360,937 (95% confidence interval: 294,279–427,594) children aged 5 years or younger were treated in emergency departments for stroller- or carrier-related injuries. The 21-year period exposed an average of 17,187 cases of injuries among children annually.

Despite the decrease in the injury rate from 1990 to 2010, the study suggests the need to further develop regulations to help prevent further injury.

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