Impact of Physical Trauma on Children
Injuries in Schools eTraining Slide 4

Physical trauma can effect a wide variety of people in many ways. Physical trauma can occur in the home or outside the home, in the school or on the playground, and can mean any physical injury sustained during a fall or any other activity.

  • Common causes of injuries include: drowning, falls, fires or burns, poisoning, suffocation, and transportation-related injuries.
  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

  • TBI-related emergency department visits (523,043) and hospitalizations (62,334).
  • Almost half a million  emergency department visits for TBI are made annually by children aged 0 to 14

  • TBI rates are higher for males than for females.
  • Males aged 0 to 4 years have the highest rates for TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths combined.


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