Table 3

Causes of head injury in children in Scotland

RTAFallAssault
A & E attenders9%57%6%
A & E attenders with brain damage34%45%2%
Admissions23%55%5%
Neurosurgical unit transfer43%28%4%
Severe injuries75%12%3%
Deaths in neurosurgical unit71%22%2%
  • Data from Brookes et al 3 and Jennettet al.9

  • A & E, accident and emergency department; RTA, road traffic accidents.