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  1. Content type: Original Contribution

    Despite evidence that motorcycle helmets reduce morbidity and mortality, helmet laws and rates of helmet use vary by state in the U.S.

    Authors: Cody S. Olsen, Andrea M. Thomas, Michael Singleton, Anna M. Gaichas, Tracy J. Smith, Gary A. Smith, Justin Peng, Michael J. Bauer, Ming Qu, Denise Yeager, Timothy Kerns, Cynthia Burch and Lawrence J. Cook

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:8

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  2. Content type: Original Contribution

    Texting while driving and other cell-phone reading and writing activities are high-risk activities associated with motor vehicle collisions and mortality. This paper describes the development and preliminary e...

    Authors: Regan W. Bergmark, Emily Gliklich, Rong Guo and Richard E. Gliklich

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:7

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Social support has been shown to be associated with various positive health outcomes among older adults but has not been previously examined in relation to falls, which are a serious health concern among older...

    Authors: Laura Durbin, Rebekah J. Kharrazi, Rebecca Graber and Thelma J. Mielenz

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:4

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  4. Content type: Original Contribution

    Repeated injuries, as known as injury recidivism, pose a significant burden on population health and healthcare settings. Therefore, identifying those at risk of recidivism can highlight targeted populations f...

    Authors: Suliman Alghnam, Glen H. Tinkoff and Renan Castillo

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:5

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Participation in boys’ youth lacrosse has dramatically increased in recent years. Yet, research on the incidence of youth lacrosse injuries is limited. This study describes the epidemiology of boys’ youth lacr...

    Authors: Zachary Y. Kerr, Shane V. Caswell, Andrew E. Lincoln, Aristarque Djoko and Thomas P. Dompier

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:3

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  6. Content type: Original Contribution

    Current research regarding injuries caused during interactions between police officers and civilians is conducted intermittently or on a very narrow sample frame which provides very little clinical information...

    Authors: Alfreda Holloway-Beth, Linda Forst, Julia Lippert, Sherry Brandt-Rauf, Sally Freels and Lee Friedman

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:2

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  7. Content type: Research Methods

    Identifying fall-related injuries and costs using healthcare claims data is cost-effective and easier to implement than using medical records or patient self-report to track falls. We developed a comprehensive...

    Authors: Sung-Bou Kim, David S. Zingmond, Emmett B. Keeler, Lee A. Jennings, Neil S. Wenger, David B. Reuben and David A. Ganz

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:1

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  8. Content type: Original Contribution

    Our objective was to evaluate the reliability and predictability of ten socioeconomic indicators obtained from the 2006–2013 annual and multi-year ACS data cycles for unintentional drowning and submersion inju...

    Authors: Nathaniel Bell and Bo Cai

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:33

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  9. Content type: Original Contribution

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) greatly contributes to morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. We examined potential urban/rural disparities in mortality amongst Oregon pediatric patients with TBI tr...

    Authors: Megan J. Leonhard, Dagan A. Wright, Rongwei Fu, David P. Lehrfeld and Kathleen F. Carlson

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:32

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  10. Content type: Review

    The science of sports injury control, including both its cause and prevention, has largely been informed by a biomedical and mechanistic model of health. Traditional scientific practice in sports injury resear...

    Authors: Adam Hulme and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:31

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  11. Content type: Original Contribution

    Efforts to control agricultural injuries have been underway for years. Yet, very little is known about their trends over time. We examined trends in non-fatal agricultural injuries through analyzing injuries r...

    Authors: Celestin Missikpode, Corinne Peek-Asa, Tracy Young, Amanda Swanton, Kathy Leinenkugel and James Torner

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:30

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  12. Content type: Original Contribution

    Residential sprinkler systems (RSS) are one intervention to prevent fire injury and death, yet there is no literature documenting why RSS homeowners opt to purchase a sprinkler-equipped home. This manuscript d...

    Authors: Shannon Frattaroli, Keshia M. Pollack, Phillip J. Cook, Michele Salomon, Elise Omaki and Andrea C. Gielen

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:27

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  13. Content type: Original Contribution

    Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) has a high personal and socio-economic impact. Effective public health prevention policies that aim to reduce this burden are reliant on contemporary information of the risk...

    Authors: Jonviea D. Chamberlain, Olivier Deriaz, Margret Hund-Georgiadis, Sonja Meier, Anke Scheel-Sailer, Martin Schubert, Gerold Stucki and Martin WG Brinkhof

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:28

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  14. Content type: Original Contribution

    In any spatial research, the use of accurate location data is critical to the reliability of the results. Unfortunately, however, many of the administrative data sets used in injury research do not include the...

    Authors: Ofer Amram, Nadine Schuurman, Natalie L. Yanchar, Ian Pike, Michael Friger and Donald Griesdale

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:29

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  15. Content type: Original Contribution

    Children in the United States are at far greater risk of unintentional gun death than children in other developed countries. The relative figures may even be worse since the estimates for US child unintentiona...

    Authors: David Hemenway and Sara J. Solnick

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:26

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  16. Content type: Original Contribution

    Falls among older adults are a common and serious public health problem. Evidence-based fall prevention programs delivered in community settings and targeting older adults living independently are increasingly...

    Authors: Jonathan Howland, Kalpana Narayan Shankar, Elizabeth W. Peterson and Alyssa A. Taylor

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:25

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  17. Content type: Original Contribution

    Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in Canadian older adults, accounting for 85 % of injury hospitalizations among older adults aged over 65 years. While many of these injuries ca...

    Authors: Shanthi Johnson, Sheila Kelly and Drona Rasali

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:24

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  18. Content type: Original Contribution

    Dizziness is often reported after a sports-related concussion. Forces experienced at the time of the concussion can cause an injury to multiple anatomical areas, including the central nervous system, the vesti...

    Authors: Jennifer C. Reneker, Vinay Cheruvu, Jingzhen Yang, Chad E. Cook, Mark A. James, M. Clay Moughiman and Joseph A. Congeni

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:22

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  19. Content type: Review

    Children with disabilities are thought to have an increased risk of unintentional injuries, but quantitative syntheses of findings from previous studies have not been done. We conducted a systematic review and...

    Authors: Xiuquan Shi, Junxin Shi, Krista K. Wheeler, Lorann Stallones, Shanthi Ameratunga, Tom Shakespeare, Gary A. Smith and Huiyun Xiang

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:21

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  20. Content type: Original Contribution

    Head injuries, particularly concussion, are a major cause of concern in many sports, particularly the football codes, driving a need to better understand injury mechanisms and potential methods of prevention. ...

    Authors: Lauren V. Fortington, Dara M. Twomey and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:20

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  21. Content type: Original Contribution

    The relationship between economic development and road safety at sub-national level has not been well established. This study aims to assess the relationships between economic growth (measured by gross regiona...

    Authors: Huan He, Nino Paichadze, Adnan A. Hyder and David Bishai

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:19

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  22. Content type: Original Contribution

    Pedestrians distracted by digital devices or other activities are at a higher risk of injury as they cross streets. We sought to describe the incidence of pedestrians distracted by digital devices or other act...

    Authors: Pina Violano, Linda Roney and Kirsten Bechtel

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:18

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  23. Content type: Original Contribution

    Representing 2 % of the general population, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIs/ANs) were associated with 0.5 % (63) of the estimated 12,500 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) reported to the National Spin...

    Authors: Alan D Cook, Jeanette G Ward, Kristina M Chapple, Hassan Akinbiyi, Mark Garrett and Forrest O’Dell Moore III

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:17

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  24. Content type: Original Contribution

    Head injuries are the leading cause of death among cyclists, 85 % of which can be prevented by wearing a bicycle helmet. This study aims to estimate the incidence of pediatric bicycle-related injuries in Olmst...

    Authors: Ruchi Kaushik, Isabelle M Krisch, Darrell R Schroeder, Randall Flick and Michael E Nemergut

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:16

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  25. Content type: Original Contribution

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded transportation program for facilitating physically active commuting to and from school in children through improvements of the built environment, such as side...

    Authors: Charles DiMaggio, Joanne Brady and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:15

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  26. Content type: Original Contribution

    Persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders (DVROs), known as respondents, are generally prohibited from possessing firearms. Efforts to enforce that prohibition have not been evaluated. The study ...

    Authors: Garen J. Wintemute, Shannon Frattaroli, Mona A. Wright, Barbara E. Claire, Katherine A. Vittes and Daniel W. Webster

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:14

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  27. Content type: Original Contribution

    The epidemiology of sports-related concussion is not well-described in the literature. This paper presents a descriptive epidemiology of concussion in seven high school and collegiate sports.

    Authors: Stephen W Marshall, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Viswanathan Shankar, Michael McCrea and Robert C Cantu

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:13

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  28. Content type: Original contribution

    The Massachusetts (MA) Department of Public Health engaged the Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center to develop a statewide baseline (2012) inventory of evidence-based (EB) community falls preventi...

    Authors: Jonathan Howland, Nicole J Treadway, Alyssa A Taylor and Elizabeth W Peterson

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:12

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  29. Content type: Original contribution

    The New York City emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance (SS) system provides near real-time data on the majority of ED visits. The utility of ED SS for injury surveillance has not been thoroughly ev...

    Authors: Kacie Seil, Jennifer Marcum, Ramona Lall and Catherine Stayton

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:11

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  30. Content type: Original contribution

    We sought to identify the role of pre-injury socio-demographic and health characteristics, and injury severity in determining health-related quality-of-life outcomes for mild to moderate injuries 2 months afte...

    Authors: Jagnoor Jagnoor, Annelies De Wolf, Michael Nicholas, Chris G Maher, Petrina Casey, Fiona Blyth, Ian A Harris and Ian D Cameron

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:8

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  31. Content type: Original contribution

    Children and youth worldwide are at high risk of injury resulting in morbidity, disability or mortality. Disparities in risk exist between and within countries, and by sex and ethnicity. Our aim is to contribu...

    Authors: M Anne George, Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E Lalonde and Rod McCormick

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:7

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  32. Content type: Original contribution

    Due to a decreasing birth rate and longer life expectancy, the proportion of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to rise in coming years. Drivers over 65 drive two billion miles yearly, a number that will...

    Authors: Alexander J Mizenko, Brian C Tefft, Lindsay S Arnold and Jurek G Grabowski

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:9

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  33. Content type: Original contribution

    Fitness facilities provide an avenue to engage in physical activity, which is widely encouraged to improve health. However, there is risk of injury. This study aimed to identify the specific causes of injuries...

    Authors: Shannon E Gray and Caroline F Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:6

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  34. Content type: Original contribution

    Recent efforts to pass rear seat belt laws for adults have been hampered by large gaps in the scientific literature. This study examines driver, vehicle, crash, and passenger characteristics associated with mo...

    Authors: Eli Raneses and Joyce C Pressley

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:5

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  35. Content type: Original contribution

    In the past 40 years, a variety of factors might have impacted motor vehicle (MV) fatality trends in the US, including public health policies, engineering innovations, trauma care improvements, etc. These fact...

    Authors: Priti Bandi, Diana Silver, Tod Mijanovich and James Macinko

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:4

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  36. Content type: Original contribution

    Connecticut (CT) passed its original sport-related concussion (SRC) law (PA 10-62) in 2010. The law requires that a health-care professional evaluate high school athletes with concussion symptoms. The purpose ...

    Authors: Thomas Trojian, Pina Violano, Matthew Hall and Charles Duncan

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:2

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  37. Content type: Original contribution

    The injury spectrum published in the literature has mainly been presented for a certain age group, as elderly or for a certain type of injury, as fracture and often restricted to in-hospital care cases. Our ob...

    Authors: Fredrik Röding, Marie Lindkvist, Ulrica Bergström and Jack Lysholm

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:3

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  38. Content type: Original contribution

    Alcohol and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs by adolescents and young adults. The question of whether these two drugs are substitutes or complements has important implications for public policy...

    Authors: Katherine M Keyes, Joanne E Brady and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:1

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  39. Content type: Original contribution

    It is well known that the condition and type of sporting ground influences the risk of sports injury. However, the lack of evidence on the relationship between subjective and objective sporting ground conditio...

    Authors: Dara M Twomey, Lauren A Petrass, John W Orchard and Caroline F Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:27

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  40. Content type: Short report

    Unintentional drug overdose has increased markedly in the past two decades and surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of injury mortality in many states. The purpose of this study was to understa...

    Authors: Salima Darakjy, Joanne E Brady, Charles J DiMaggio and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:31

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  41. Content type: Original contribution

    Door-to-door canvassing and installation of smoke alarms have been found to be effective at increasing the number of homes protected. This analysis reports on how smoke alarm coverage changes six months after ...

    Authors: Andrea C Gielen, Elise C Perry, Wendy C Shields, Eileen McDonald, Shannon Frattaroli and Vanya Jones

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:30

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  42. Content type: Original contribution

    It is unclear whether treatment of mental disorders reduces the probability that a) people without suicidal ideation will begin to contemplate suicide, or b) people who have thought about killing themselves (b...

    Authors: Guilherme Borges, Ricardo Orozco, Joshua Breslau and Matthew Miller

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:29

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  43. Content type: Original contribution

    The existing research on the association between concussion and mental health outcomes is largely limited to former professional athletes. This cross-sectional study estimated the association between recurrent...

    Authors: Zachary Y Kerr, Kelly R Evenson, Wayne D Rosamond, Jason P Mihalik, Kevin M Guskiewicz and Stephen W Marshall

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:28

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  44. Content type: Original contribution

    Unintentional injury leads all other causes of death for those 1 to 45 years old. The expense of medical care for injured people is estimated to exceed $406 billion annually. Given this burden on the populatio...

    Authors: Alan Cook, Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez and Bijal A Balasubramanian

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:23

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  45. Content type: Original contribution

    Globally, road traffic fatalities have been on the increase, particularly in low-and-middle income countries. Much of this is attributed to increases in the acquisition, and use of motorized vehicles. However,...

    Authors: Ayaga Bawah, Paul Welaga, Daniel K Azongo, George Wak, James F Phillips and Abraham Oduro

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:22

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