volume 3, issue 3, P227-228 1997
DOI: 10.1136/ip.3.3.227
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Abstract: Each year in Northern Ireland (NI) approximately 40 children under 16 years of age die and almost 4000 are admitted to hospital from injuries sustained in accidents. Northern Ireland has a higher child population than the rest of the UK with 24% of its population aged under 14 years. The population is also more disadvantaged in socioeconomic terms with average annual household income 6% less than for the rest of the UK. These combine to make the NI accident problem more significant than elsewhere in the UK. In…

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