Unintentional injuries among children in resource poor settings: where do the fingers point?

@article{Balan2012UnintentionalIA,
  title={Unintentional injuries among children in resource poor settings: where do the fingers point?},
  author={Bhuvaneswari Balan and Lakshmi Lingam},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2012},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
Every year, over 875,000 children between 0 and 18 years of age die as a result of unintentional injuries (UIs), with a higher proportion occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): the WHO 2008 World Report on Child Injury Prevention shows a child UI death rate 3.4 times greater in LMICs than in high income countries (HICs) (41.7 per million vs 12.2 per million, respectively). Deaths due to injuries from drowning, burns and falls are significantly higher among LMICs at 7.8, 4.3 and… CONTINUE READING
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