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
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Ice Cream
Motor Vehicles
Pediatrics
Hospital Charges
Wounds and Injuries
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Pedestrians

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The Epidemic of Pediatric Traffic Injuries in South Florida : A Review of the Problem and Initial Results of a Prospective Surveillance Strategy. / Hameed, S. Morad; Popkin, Charles A.; Cohn, Stephen M.; Johnson, E. William.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 554-556.

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Hameed, S. Morad ; Popkin, Charles A. ; Cohn, Stephen M. ; Johnson, E. William. / The Epidemic of Pediatric Traffic Injuries in South Florida : A Review of the Problem and Initial Results of a Prospective Surveillance Strategy. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 4. pp. 554-556.
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