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Accidents and resulting injuries in premobile infants: data from the ALSPAC study
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    Re: Accidents in pre-school children
    Dear Editor,

    We were pleased to read the comments made by Drs Wilne and Radd, reporting similar findings to those in our study. Dr Bint makes a useful point about prevention. To put into place effective accident prevention strategies, information needs to be available about the cause of injuries.

    In our study of 11466 children, 2554 falls were reported. Only 26 of these were serious falls (i.e. resulting in fractur...

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    Accidents in pre-school children
    • Sophie Wilne, SPR Paediatrics and Community Paediatric Consultant
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      • L Rabb
    Dear Editor,

    We were interested to read the paper by S. Warrington C.Wright and the ALSPAC Study Team on accidents and resulting injuries in premobile infants in the August edition of ADC. The high incidence of falls in children less than six months old (22% of the cohort) is similarly seen in our clinical practice, as is the fact that the majority of children (78% in the study) do not sustain a significant injury.

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    Paediatric head injury audit

    Dear Editor,

    In response to the recent article 'Accidents and resulting injuries in premobile infants', S.A Warrington et al. It was interesting to see that 97% of these injuries involved the head. Although they were predominantly trivial, the question is, how many of these injuries could be described as easily preventable?

    I recently audited the numbers of babies under the age of 6 months who attende...

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