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New research and information about child injury prevention.   ISSN 2463-3100

Kia Ora!

Welcome to the March 2016 bulletin from Safekids Aotearoa Information Service.

We've divided the bulletin into four sections:

All the resources in this bulletin are searchable in the Online Information Search page on the website.

 New Safekids Resources

New child injury report

Safekids Aotearoa. (2015). Child unintentional deaths and injuries in New Zealand, and prevention strategies. Auckland, NZ : Safekids Aotearoa, 93 p.

The report contains an in-depth analysis of the nine major causes of unintentional injuries in New Zealand children. It evaluates them statistically by age group, gender, ethnicity and against international peers. It also references proven good-practice prevention strategies for each cause and there is a summary of what works at the beginning of each chapter. These leading causes are land transport injuries (motor vehicle traffic crashes and non-motor vehicle traffic crashes), suffocation, falls, drowning, inanimate mechanical forces, animate mechanical forces, poisoning and burns.  

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Annual report 2014-15

Safekids Aotearoa. (2016). The Safekids Aotearoa year by the numbers : annual report July 2014-June 2015. Auckland : Safekids Aotearoa. 31 p.

This publication is a review of the programme of work undertaken by Safekids Aoteaora from July 2014 to June 2015.

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Safekids News 72, March 2016

The March Safekids News features community stories from the driveway campaign. It also contains news about the upcoming workshops, Safekids' submission on the pools amendment bill, summer injury admissions (2010-2015) and more. 

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  New Zealand Research

Where available, we've included a link to the document URL, DOI or full text online. If there's something you are interested in that's not accessible online, please contact your local public or corporate library. 

CHILD HEALTH


Ball, C. et al. Characteristics of children at greater risk of poor outcomes as adults. Wellington, N.Z. : NZ Treasury, 2016. 1 PDF; 498 KB. Link

CHILDREN


Johnson, Alan. Moving targets : state of the nation. Auckland : Salvation Army, 2016. 1 PDF; 62 p.

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New Zealand Treasury. Social investment insights : Children and youth at higher risk of poor outcomes : data visualisation tool. 2015.

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ORGANISATIONS - NZ


Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Inc. Annual report 2015. Wellington : Plunket, 2015.

PEDESTRIANS


Spearman, Melissa. Walking environments and children's walking activity : an assessment of Freemans Bay School [research report]. Auckland, NZ : Unpublished research project, 2012. (Held by the University of Auckland)

Layco, Rhezza Aura F. Child pedestrian safety around Manukau schools [research report]. Auckland, NZ : Unpublished research project, 2012. (Held by the University of Auckland)

PLAYGROUNDS - NZ


Standards New Zealand Paerewa Aotearoa. New Zealand Standard NZS 5828:2015 : Playground equipment and surfacing. Wellington : Standards New Zealand, 2015. 271 p.

ROAD SAFETY


Kypri, K. et al. Long-term effects of lowering the alcohol minimum purchasing age on traffic crash injury rates in New Zealand. J. Drug Alcohol Rev., 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.
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RURAL INJURIES


Clay, L. et al. "There are risks to be taken and some just push it too far”: how farmers perceive quad-bike incident risk. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40 (1) February 2016. p. 55–61.

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THERMAL INJURIES


Wood, F. et al. Water first aid is beneficial in humans post-burn: evidence from a bi-national cohort study. PLoS ONE, 11(1), 2016. e0147259.

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URBAN AREAS


Sirl, Jamie. Towards a more child-friendly Auckland : an assessment of the Auckland Plan as a foundation for the transformation to a more child-friendly [research report]. Auckland, NZ : Unpublished research project, 2013.  (Held by the University of Auckland)
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  International Research

Where available, we've included a link to the document URL, DOI or full text online. If there's something you are interested in that's not accessible online, please contact your local public or corporate library. 

ANIMALS

Shen, J. et al. Systematic review: interventions to educate children about dog safety and prevent pediatric dog-bite injuries: a meta-analytic review. J. Pediatr. Psychol., Online First, 15 January 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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CHILD HEALTH

Mitchell, C. Clark, A. Gilliland, J. Built environment influences of children's physical activity: examining differences by neighbourhood size and sex. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2016; 13(1): ePub.

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CHILD INJURY

Denny, V. C, Cassese, J. S. Jacobsen, K.H. Nonfatal injury incidence and risk factors among middle school students from four Polynesian countries: the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tonga. Injury, 2015; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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Möller, H. et al. Inequalities in hospitalized unintentional injury between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia. Am. J. Public Health, 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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CHILD RESTRAINTS

Loftis, C. et al. The impact of child safety restraint status and age in motor vehicle collisions in predicting type and severity of bone fractures and traumatic injuries. J. Pediatr. Orthop., 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub,

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DENTAL INJURIES

Lam, R. Epidemiology and outcomes of traumatic dental injuries: a review of the literature. Aust. Dent. J., 2016; 61 Suppl 1: 4-20.

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FALLS

Cooper, N. et al. The short-term cost of falls, poisonings and scalds occurring at home in children under 5 years old in England: multicentre longitudinal study. Injury Prevention, Online First 29 January 2016.

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HOME SAFETY

Safe Kids Worldwide. Top tips for a safe home [fridge magnet]. s.l. : Safe Kids Worldwide, 201?

Osborne, J. et al. Child injury : does home matter?. Soc. Sci. Med., 2016; 153: 250-257.

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INJURY PREVENTION

Alonge, O. Khan U.R. Hyder A.A. Our shrinking globe: implications for child unintentional injuries. Pediatr. Clin. North Am., 2016; 63(1): 167-181.

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Pike, I. et al. (ed). Canadian injury prevention resource : an evidence-informed guide to injury prevention in Canada. Toronto, ON. : Parachute, 2015.

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JOURNEY TO SCHOOL

Sweeney, S.M. Von Hagen, L.A. Stranger danger, cell phones, traffic, and active travel to and from schools: perceptions of parents and children. Transp. Res. Rec., 2016; 2582: 1-7.

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PEDESTRIANS

Rothman, L. et al. Dangerous student car drop-off behaviours and child pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions: an observational study. Traffic Injury Prev., 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub, 2016.

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O’Neal, E. et al. The role of Body Mass Index in child pedestrian injury risk. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 90, May 2016, 29-35.

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PLAYGROUNDS

Bundy, A.C. et al. The Sydney playground project - levelling the playing field: a cluster trial of a primary schoolbased intervention aiming to promote manageable risk-taking in children with disability. BMC Public Health, 2015; 15(1): e1125. 

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POISONING

Panchal, B. et al 754 exposures to reed diffusers reported to the United Kingdom National Poisons Information Service 2010-2014. Clin. Toxicol. (T and F), 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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Bacha, T. Tilahun, B. A cross-sectional study of children with acute poisoning: a three-year retrospective analysis. World J. Emerg. Med., 2015; 6(4): 265-269.

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Forjuoh SN. Does improving poison prevention practices reduce childhood poisoning rates. Int. J. Inj. Control Safe. Promot., 2016; 23(1): 1-2.

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Mund, M.E. Paracetamol as a toxic substance for children: aspects of legislation in selected countries. J. Occup. Med. Toxicol., 2015; 10: e43.

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Hein, H. et al. Accidental ingestion of methadone by children and suggestions for better prevention. Arch. Kriminol., 2016; 237(1- 2): 38-46.

Thornton, S.L. Pchelnikova, J.L. Cantrell, F.L. Characteristics of pediatric exposures to antidementia drugs reported to a poison control system. J. Pediatr., 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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PRODUCT SAFETY

Vallmuur, K. Barker, R. Infant product-related injuries: comparing specialised injury surveillance and routine emergency department data. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40 (1) Feb 2016, 2016. p. 37–42.

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Tripathi, M. et al. A review of stroller-related and pram-related injuries to children in Singapore. Inj. Prev., 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub., 2016.

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QUAD BIKES

Jinnah, H. A, Stoneman, Z. J. Age and gender-based patterns in youth all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding behaviors. J. Agromed. 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub., ePub(ePub): ePub.

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ROAD SAFETY

Ewing, R. Hamidi, S. Urban sprawl as a risk factor in motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian fatalities: update and refinement. Transp. Res. Rec., 2015; 2513: 40-47.

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SAFE SLEEP

Bugeja, L. et al. Sleep-related infant deaths in Victoria: a retrospective case series study. Matern. Child Health J. 2015; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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SCHOOL TRAVEL

Ermagun, A. Rashidi T.H. Lari, Z.A. Mode choice for school trips: long-term planning and impact of modal specification on policy assessments. Transp. Res. Rec. 2015; 2513: 97-105.

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Chang, K. Vits, C. Seely, B. School bus safety: evaluating the evolution of compartmentalization and seat belt restraints. Transp. Res. Rec., 2015; 2513: 72-79.

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Larsen, K. Buliung, R. Faulkner, G. School travel: how the built and social environment relate to children's walking and independent mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Ontario, Canada . Transp. Res. Rec., 2015; 2513: 80-89.

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SPORTS

Hoskin, K. et al. Sports-related eye and adnexal injuries in the Western Australian paediatric population. Acta ophthalmol., 2015; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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O'Dowd, A. Experts seek ban on tackling in school rugby to prevent child injuries. BMJ, 2016; 352: i1289.

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THERMAL INJURIES

Marsden, N. et al. The impact of socio-economic deprivation on burn injury: A nine-year retrospective study of 6441 patients. Burns, 2016; ePub(ePub), 2016.

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Guinet, T. et al. Sudden death following accidental ingestion of a button battery by a 17-month-old child: a case study. Int. J. Legal Med., 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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Himdani, S.A. et al. Home remedy or hazard? Management and costs of paediatric steam inhalation therapy burn injuries. Br. J. Gen. Pract., 2016; 66(644): e193-e199.

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TRANSPORT

Juco de la Fuente, J. Safe Kids/FedEx children pedestrian road safety program. J. Local Glob. Health Sci., 2015(2): 64., 2015.

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Bachman, S.L. et al. Observed child restraint misuse in a large, urban community: Results from three years of inspection events. J. Saf. Res., 2016; 56, 17-22.

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Fong, C. K. Bilston, L. Brown, J. Child restraint use and parental perceptions of comfort. Traffic Injury Prevention, 2016; ePub(ePub): ePub.

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Rahim Khan, U. et al. Global time differences in road traffic injuries among children and adolescents between and 1990 and 2013: Regional and economical perspectives from global burden of diseases study. J. Local Glob. Health Sci., 2015; 2015(2): e62.

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Schwebel, D. Shen, J. McClure, L. How do children learn to cross the street? The process of pedestrian safety training. Traffic Injury Prev., 2016; ePub(ePub).

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Banfield, J. Innovative strategies to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths in youth. J. Local Glob. Health Sci., 2015; 2015(2): e72.

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United States Government Accountability Office. Pedestrians and cyclists cities, states, and DOT are implementing actions to improve safety. s.l. : USGAO, 2015. - 1 PDF; 48 p.

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WATER SAFETY

Mercado, M. et al. Can you really swim? Validation of self and parental reports of swim skill with an inwater swim test among children attending community pools in Washington State. Injury Prevention, Online First, 12 Jan 2016.

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