About 72% of children's visits related to traumatic brain injuries are due to consumer products, according to a study published in the Brain Injury journal on Monday
. -fatal traumatic brain injuries in children under the age of 19 are:
The new study includes national estimates of approximately 4.1 million non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents in the United States between 2010 and 2013. the data are obtained from the National Body Venture Observation System and the National Body Venture Observation System – The All Injury Program.
Data show that the most common product groups associated with TBI in children are related to sports and recreation, which is associated with 28.8% of the injuries; home furnishings and lighting fixtures, tied to 1
7.2% of the injuries; house constructions and building materials associated with 17.1% of the injuries; crèche equipment, 2.7% injuries, and 2.4% toys, along with other products.
"The uneven flooring and prefabricated stairs often contribute to the fall of serious head injuries," said Bina Ali, a researcher at the Pacific Institute of Research and Assessment in Maryland, who was the first author to study