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HOW CHILDREN GET HURT & WHY



Who gets injured-Boys or girls?
Boys- 54%
Girls-46%

What age group gets hurt most?
Under 5- 33%
5-9 years-46%
ALMOST HALF
10-14 years-14%
Over 14- 7%

What part of the Children's body gets hurt?
Head or Face injuries- 47% ALMOST HALF
Arm or Hand- 34%
Other body area- 19%

What kind of Injuries?
Lacerations-29% BUMPS
Abrasions- 29% BRUISES
Fractures- 27% BREAKS

How are Children Hurt?

FALLS TO SURFACE 58%
OTHER FALLS 17%

3 OUT OF 4 INJURIES RESULT FROM A FALL


What are the Causes of the Injuries?
Equipment & Supervision- 44%
Poor Maintenance of Equipment & Surfacing-36%

THESE TWO AREAS ACCOUNT FOR 8 OUT OF 10 INJURIES

Improper Equipment
Poor Installation
Poor Layout

What Equipment cause injuries to Children over 6 years of Age?
1. Climbers
2. Swings
3. Slides