Playground equipment injuries in a large, urban school district.

  title={Playground equipment injuries in a large, urban school district.},
  author={William Thomas Boyce and Stan Sobolewski and L W Sprunger and Christof Schaefer},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={74 9},
We studied the epidemiologic features of playground equipment-related injuries occurring in a large, urban school district over a two-year period. Nurses in each of the district's 68 elementary schools completed self-coded reporting forms on all injuries meeting standardized criteria. A total of 511 equipment-related injuries were reported, an incidence of 8.9 injuries per 1,000 student-years. One-fourth of the injuries were severe, and climbing equipment was disproportionately represented… CONTINUE READING

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