Suffer the children
Childhood injury in Canada
UNICEF's second Innocenti Report Card, which focuses on child deaths by type of injury, ranks Canada 18th of 26 OECD nations for deaths from both intentional and unintentional injuries among children 1–14 years of age during 1991–199
In this issue, Birken and coauthors document a substantial decline from 1971 to 1998 in the rate of unintentional injuries among Canadian children living in urban areas.
In a related commentary Howard calls for, among several measures, greater injury prevention advocacy to help reduce the number of children injured in Canada every year.
In a related editorial, Dr. Richard Stanwick states that if Canada were to make a concerted and ultimately successful effort in reducing child poverty, the country's standing among OECD nations should improve in future UNICEF report cards.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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