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Children in cars. Results of an observational study in New Zealand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  294525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
If children under the age of 14 years were adequately restrained while travelling in cars, many deaths and injuries could be prevented. Seventeen thousand, one hundred and fifty-five children under 14 years of age were observed in cars. Only 20 percent overall were appropriately restrained. A breakdown into different age groups showed that the percentage of children who were adequately restrained varied with ages: less than six months 54 percent; six months-four years 18 percent; five-seven years 9.5 percent; 8--14 years 45 percent. Thirty-two percent of infants less than six months of age were travelling on their parents' knees in the front. Overall, 31 percent of the children were travelling in the front seat. Some recommendations are made and the preventive role of the health professional in this area is examined.
D C Geddis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-26     Completed Date:  1980-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  468-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control*
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
New Zealand
Seat Belts*

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