The Epidemic of Pediatric Traffic Injuries in South Florida: A Review of the Problem and Initial Results of a Prospective Surveillance Strategy

S. Morad Hameed, Charles A. Popkin, Stephen M. Cohn, E. William Johnson

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Abstract

This study identified specific regional risk factors for the high rate of pediatric pedestrian trauma in Florida. Of the 29 cases studied prospectively, 3 (10%) occurred near ice cream trucks and 13 (45%) involved "dart-outs"; mean hospital charges were $24478 ±$43939. Recommendations included an engineering change for a dangerous intersection, and a population-based recommendation was to equip ice cream trucks with extending stop signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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