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.
Data NotesThe 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 SourcesUtah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, Violence and Injury Prevention Program.
DefinitionThe 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
Page Content Updated On 11/02/2011, Published on 12/12/2011