Severe injury among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children in Washington state
Karr, C. J.
Rivara, F. P.
Publication: Public Health Reports
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Age Group Ethnicity State Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Child Hispanic Americans/ statistics & numerical data Trauma Severity Indices Washington/epidemiology Wounds and Injuries
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Data from the Washington State Trauma Registry from 1995-1997 were used to identify injured individuals 19 years of age or less (231 children identified as Hispanic; 2,123 children identified as non-Hispanic White). Infants, children, and adolescents identified as Hispanic had higher rates of injuries related to hot objects (i.e. burns), guns, and being cut or pierced. The Hispanic group had a lower injury rate for motor vehicle accidents. Mortality rates were similar.
Karr, C. J., Rivara, F. P., & Cummings, P. (2005). Severe injury among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children in Washington state. Public Health Rep, 120(1), 19-24.
Karr, C. J., F. P. Rivara, and P. Cummings. "Severe Injury among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Children in Washington State." Public Health Rep 120.1 (2005): 19-24.