The epidemiology of injuries in Atlanta day-care centers.

@article{Sacks1989TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of injuries in Atlanta day-care centers.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Sacks and Joshua D. Smith and Kathleen M. Kaplan and Dale A. Lambert and Richard W. Sattin and R. Keith Sikes},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1989},
  volume={262 12},
  pages={
          1641-5
        }
}
From June 1987 through May 1988, we collected reports of injuries among 5300 children who attended 71 day-care centers in Atlanta, Ga. One hundred forty-three injuries severe enough for the child to require medical or dental care were reported, including 63 lacerations (44.1%), 23 fractures (16.1%), 5 crush injuries (3.5%), 4 dislocations (2.8%), 2 human bites (1.4%), and 2 concussions (1.4%). The head was the site of 98 (68.5%) injuries. Peak hours for injuries were 11 AM and 4 PM, the peak… CONTINUE READING
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