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Volume 5 Supplement 1

Proceedings from the 22nd Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference: Forging New Frontiers: Moving Forward with Childhood Injury Prevention


Publication of this supplement has been supported by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA01-03 December 2017

Edited by Lois K. Lee

Conference website

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  1. Content type: Research

    Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) accounted for approximately 3700 infant deaths in the US in 2015. SUID risk factors include prone sleeping, bed-sharing, soft bedding use, and maternal smoking. Infant saf...

    Authors: Sheena Hussain, Gina S. Lowell, Douglas R. Roehler, Kyran P. Quinlan, S. Darius Tandon and Lesley Schwartz

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):14

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  2. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to better understand the factors associated with playground slide-related injuries in preschool children and to test the hypothesis that riding on laps increases the likelihood of...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Maggie Koos and Gerene Denning

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):13

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  3. Content type: Research

    Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) results in 3400 sleep-related deaths yearly in the United States, yet caregivers’ compliance with safe sleep recommendations remains less than optimal. Paternal caregiver’...

    Authors: Heather M. Hirsch, Samantha H. Mullins, Beverly K. Miller and Mary E. Aitken

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):9

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  4. Content type: Research

    Unintentional falls cause a substantial proportion of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI), with building falls carrying particularly high risk for morbidity and mortality. The cohort of children sustaining ...

    Authors: Kirsten V. Loftus, Tara Rhine, Shari L. Wade and Wendy J. Pomerantz

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):15

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  5. Content type: Research

    In 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in the US. Studies note disparities in youth suicide based on sex, race/ethnicity, and urban vs rural settings. This study inves...

    Authors: Ernika G. Quimby, Suzanne G. McLone, Maryann Mason and Karen Sheehan

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):20

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  6. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated trends and risk factors over time for self-reported gun carrying among freshman and sophomore public school students in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, chosen as high profile citie...

    Authors: Samaa Kemal, Karen Sheehan and Joe Feinglass

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):12

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  7. Content type: Research

    Only 14 states have laws or guidelines regarding the minimum age a child may be left home alone. These ages range from 6 to 14 years. Our objective was to identify factors that influence child neglect determin...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Erin Evans, Resmiye Oral and Gerene Denning

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):16

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  8. Content type: Research

    Many pediatric providers struggle to screen families for the majority of age-appropriate injury risks and educate them when appropriate. Standardized tools have helped physicians provide effective, more purpos...

    Authors: Michael A. Gittelman, Adam C. Carle, Sarah Denny, Samantha Anzeljc and Melissa Wervey Arnold

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):17

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  9. Content type: Research

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 14–19 years of age, with younger teen drivers at higher risk than older teens. Graduated driver licensing has been proven to reduce teen driver-re...

    Authors: Dawn M. Porter, Beverly K. Miller, Samantha H. Mullins, Mary E. Porter and Mary E. Aitken

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):8

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  10. Content type: Research

    Pediatric unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency visits for children < 5 years old. The purpose of this study was to identify population characteristics, injury mechanisms, and i...

    Authors: Sofia Chaudhary, Janet Figueroa, Salah Shaikh, Elizabeth Williams Mays, Rana Bayakly, Mahwish Javed, Matthew Lee Smith, Tim P. Moran, Jonathan Rupp and Sharon Nieb

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):7

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