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Child Health Report-2002

Arrow BulletChild Health Report 2002 - Injuries and Prevention

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Unintentional Injuries

  • In 1998, hospitalization rates (for unintentional injuries) for children 0-19 years were lower in Peel than in Ontario.
  • Males had higher rates of hospitalization than females in both Peel and Ontario.
  • Accidental falls were the leading cause of hospitalization for all ages in Peel.
  • Between 1986 and 1996, rates of childhood mortality due to unintentional injury were lower in Peel than in Ontario.
  • Mortality rates in Peel were highest for youth aged 15-19 years, followed by infants aged less than one year.
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Intentional Injuries

  • In 1998, hosptalization rates (for intentional injuries) for children 0-19 years were lower in Peel than in Ontario.
  • Females had higher hospitalization rates than males in both Peel and Ontario.
  • In Peel and Ontario, hospitalization rates due to assault were higher in infants and teenagers than in other children.
  • Mortality rates in Peel were highest for youth aged 15-19 years.
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Chapter Four - Injuries and Violence
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