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Indicator Report - Student Injuries

Why Is This Important?

The Student Injury Reporting system is a critical piece of Utah's injury prevention efforts because it gives injury professionals timely data that identify where, when, how, and why students get injured at school. By using this information, education officials can pinpoint risk factors at individual schools and develop safety guidelines and prevention programs.

School-related injuries are a significant public health problem. Appropriate interventions and prevention programs can minimize the physical and financial impact of injury on the individual, family, school, and community.

Percentage of Student Injuries by Sex and Grade, Utah, 2007-08 to 2009-10

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Data Notes

The criteria for reporting school injuries is that the injury caused the loss of at least one-half day of school and/or warranted medical attention and treatment from a school nurse, physician, or other health care provider.

Data Sources

Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Violence and Injury Prevention Program.

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Definition

The student injury rate is reported as the number of student injuries among kindergarten through 12th-graders in Utah schools per 1,000 students.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of public school student injuries that meet criteria.
Denominator: The number of public school students enrolled in school.

Page Content Updated On 11/02/2011, Published on 12/12/2011
The information provided above is from the Utah Department of Health's Center for Health Data IBIS-PH web site (http://ibis.health.utah.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Tue, 02 September 2014 7:59:50 from Utah Department of Health, Center for Health Data, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.utah.gov".

Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:26 MST