HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New safety regulations reduced injuries requiring treatment for children, study suggests

(Embargoed) CHAPEL HILL -- Regulations North Carolina adopted in 1996 to improve safety on daycare playgrounds appear to have contributed to fewer injuries serious enough to send children to doctors or hospitals across the state, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.

The study, commissioned by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child Development and conducted by UNC School of Public Health faculty, documented a 22 percent decline in the estimated rate of serious injuries between 1997 and 1999 at state childcare centers. The rate of injuries in licensed homes dropped 31 percent.

To our knowledge, this is the first time anyone in the United States has been able to associate a real decline in the risk of child injuries with strengthening regulations for reducing hazards on childcare playgrounds, said Dr. Jonathan B. Kotch, professor of maternal and child health.

Common sense told us that these rules would make a very real difference, said Peggy Ball, director of the N.C. Division of Child Care. Thats certainly why we worked hard to make them reality. Now, we have real data that shows the rules are dramatically improving the lives of North Carolina children in childcare.

Kotch, the principal investigator, carried out the study with colleagues in maternal and child health. They presented it to state officials late last year and released it publicly today (Jan. 17). After presenting results at an international injury conference in Montreal in May, the scientists plan to publish them in a professional journal.

We reviewed and analyzed all 5,402 reports of medically attended injuries in regulated childcare settings in North Carolina over the three and a half years from 1997 to June, 2000, Kotch said. We also conducted 294 playground safety inspections in late 1998 in randomly selected centers, repeated he inspections in 91 centers in August 2000 and surve
'"/>

Contact: David Williamson
david_williamson@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
18-Jan-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
2. Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
3. Article highlights confusion about Homeland Security safety symbols
4. New findings on patient safety at childrens hospitals
5. Data protection rules may risk patient safety on wards
6. First-ever safety study of medical cannabis use in Canada launched
7. FDA tried to discredit whistleblower over drug safety claims
8. Study clarifies impact of age on safety of warfarin treatment for atrial fibrillation
9. Study of cancer trials finds significant safety improvement
10. Screening for virus RNA could increase safety of organ & tissue transplantation
11. Study questions safety of heart procedures at hospitals without cardiac surgery programs

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 August 28th, 2014: ... in our society and the toll that takes on ... vital that continuing education for physical therapists addresses this ... physical therapists help others, Hands-On Seminars is offering discounts ... , Three learning styles are available to fit the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 LiveStreamingFitness.com, ... as well as other healthy lifestyle resources, is proud to ... affordable nationwide resources for at home fitness solutions by ABC’s ... a recent featured story on ABC’s Good Morning America, “Live ... Now, you can streamline your day by streamlining your workout…to ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... NJ (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Ms. Meriwether’s ... her. She certainly has an impressive resume to boost. ... Miss USA in 2012. However, she’s also a two ... Grad student. Nana trained for the 2008 Olympics and ... Miss USA website, “This six-foot beauty from Potomac, Maryland is ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Jake W., 18, is completing his high school degree ... Adventures transition program known as Beyond the Basics. ... actually start on a real career path,” said Jake. “ ... He has six months of sobriety under his belt after ... continue on to the Beyond the Basics transition program notes ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 When a prominent ... ensue, as happened on Wednesday, August 27th, when news began ... on JPMorgan Chase & Co and at least one ... is actually investigating attacks on seven prominent banks , ... may be affected, and the buzz quickly goes viral. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Leader in Manual Therapy Continuing Education Makes it Easier for Physical Therapists to Improve Results on Patients 2Health News:LiveStreamingFitness.com is New Trend In Fitness 2Health News:NJ Top Dentists Announces Cover Model for the Healthy Living: Top Dentists Issue 2Health News:Big Name Bank Hacks Highlight the Importance of Regular Testing and Effective Emergency Response 2Health News:Big Name Bank Hacks Highlight the Importance of Regular Testing and Effective Emergency Response 3Health News:Big Name Bank Hacks Highlight the Importance of Regular Testing and Effective Emergency Response 4Health News:Big Name Bank Hacks Highlight the Importance of Regular Testing and Effective Emergency Response 5
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Market Research Report on Global and Chinese ... and in-depth market survey on Global and ... firstly reviews the basic information of X-Ray Crystallography ... The report then explores global and China,s top ... specification, capacity, Production value, and market share etc. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Chuma Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CHUM) (the ... turnkey support services for the lawfully organized cannabis ... and approved the Company,s name and symbol change ... will be known as Chuma Holdings, Inc. ... a merger with the Company,s wholly-owned subsidiary, Chuma ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... Leaders (KOLs) can be the difference between a product,s ... to effectively map and stratify KOL targets – and ... build the type of strong relationships upon which successful ... research, savvy pharma companies have identified internal inconsistencies in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 2X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 3X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 4X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 5CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 2CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 3Implementing a Strategic Thought Leader Management & Engagement System 2
Cached News: