An approach to the epidemiology of childhood injuries

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1985 Feb;32(1):5-15. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)34752-6.


Injury epidemiology is summarized and important concepts such as injury versus accident, the agent-host-environment model, level of severity, morbidity versus mortality, and definitions of rates are considered. The authors suggest steps needed to improve the understanding of injury epidemiology and to remove barriers to the acceptance of injury prevention as a recognized field of study and clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home
  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Burns / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Poisoning / epidemiology
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / classification
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / mortality