Year: 1985 Source: Pediatrician, v.12, no.1, (1983-1985), p.3-10 SIEC No: 19870385

Patterns of different types of childhood injuries are discussed, including motor vehicle accidents; pedestrian, bicycle & motorcycle injuries; fire & flame injuries; drownings & firearms deaths. Preventive strategies suggested by injury epidemiology are given. Intentional injuries from suicide & homicide are included because of similarities in epidemiology & prevention. Calls for further research & development of effective prevention strategies. 39 refs.