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Health Indicator Report of Child Injury Deaths

Child injury death has devastating impacts on our communities and is often preventable. From 2009 to 2018, injury deaths accounted for 1,476 (30%) of the 4,896 deaths among children aged 0-19. In addition to these deaths, thousands of other children were injured and treated in hospitals, doctor's offices, clinics, emergency departments, homes, schools, and work sites. From 2009 to 2018, the leading causes of injury death for children aged 0-19 in Utah were suicide, motor vehicle crashes, suffocation/safe sleep, firearms, poisoning, drowning/submersion, and falls. Prevention is key. All Utah children should have safe, stable, and nurturing environments and relationships. Safe behaviors should be taught, safety equipment should be utilized, and obeying safety laws should be the expectation. High-priority prevention areas include: suicide prevention, motor vehicle safety, choking awareness/safe sleep education, and firearm safety.

Child Injury Death Rates by Utah Small Area, Children Aged 0-19, 2010-2018


Brigham City, Daggett and Uintah County, Duchesne County, Central (Other), Washington Co (Other) V2, and San Juan County (Other) were the Utah Small Areas with significantly higher rates of child injury death than the state during 2010-2018. Lehi, Saratoga Springs, and Provo/BYU were the Utah Small Areas with significantly lower rates of child injury death than the state.
Brigham City, Daggett and Uintah County, Duchesne County, Central (Other), Washington Co (Other) V2, and San Juan County (Other) were the Utah Small Areas with significantly higher rates of child injury death than the state during 2010-2018. Lehi, Saratoga Springs, and Provo/BYU were the Utah Small Areas with significantly lower rates of child injury death than the state.

Child Injury Death Rates by Utah Small Area, Children Aged 0-19, 2010-2018

Notes

A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html.] [[br]]Utah Small Area Data only available 2010-2018. [[br]]*Use caution in interpreting; the estimate has a coefficient of variation >30% and is therefore deemed unreliable by Utah Department of Health standards. [[br]]**The estimate has been suppressed because 1) the relative standard error is greater than 50% or can't be determined or 2) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication.

Data Sources

  • U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates, Model-based Estimates for States, Counties, & School Districts
  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population estimates produced by the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2018

Definition

Injury deaths among children aged 0-19 due to all causes per 100,000 children (ICD-10 codes V01-Y36, Y85-Y87, Y89, *U01-*U03)

Numerator

Number of injury deaths among children aged 0-19 (ICD-10 codes V01-Y36, Y85-Y87, Y89, *U01-*U03)

Denominator

Total number of children aged 0-19 in the population of Utah

Available Services

Utah Department of Health, Violence and Injury Prevention Program [[br]]801-538-6141 [[br]][http://health.utah.gov/vipp/] Utah Poison Control Center [[br]]801-581-7504 (for general information) [[br]]1-800-222-1222 (emergency hotline) [[br]][https://poisoncontrol.utah.edu/] Use Only As Directed [[br]][http://useonlyasdirected.org/] Utah Fire Marshal [[br]]801-284-6350 [[br]][http://firemarshal.utah.gov/] Utah SAFE KIDS Coalition [[br]]801-538-6852 [[br]][https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-utah] Primary Children's Hospital [[br]]801-588-2000 [[br]][https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/primary-childrens-hospital/] Utah Office of Highway Safety [[br]]801-293-2480 [[br]][https://highwaysafety.utah.gov/] Utah Safety Council [[br]]801-262-5400 [[br]][http://www.utahsafetycouncil.org] Intermountain Injury Control & Research Center [[br]]801-581-6410 [[br]][http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/critical_care/research/iicrc.php] Utah AAA [[br]]801-364-5615 [[br]][https://mountainwest.aaa.com/] ===National Resources:=== National Center for Injury Prevention and Control [[br]][http://www.cdc.gov/injury/] National Highway Transportation Safety Administration [[br]][http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/] National SAFE KIDS Campaign [[br]][http://www.safekids.org/] Children's Safety Network [[br]][http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/] U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [[br]][http://www.cpsc.gov/] [[br]] ==Health Program Information== The VIPP collaborates with the Utah Office of Highway Safety, Zero Fatalities campaign, and local health departments to conduct educational campaigns which target 16- to 19-year-old drivers, young pedestrians, law enforcement, etc. as funding allows. The Utah SAFE KIDS Coalition works to prevent unintentional injuries among children through raising community awareness, influencing policies, promoting safety, and establishing private/public partnerships. Inspections and instructions on the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and bicycle helmets are offered routinely to the public with car seat checkpoints and helmet education and distribution statewide. The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is a trusted and comprehensive resource for data related to violence and injury. Through education, this information helps promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health. The VIPP goals are to a) focus prevention efforts on reducing intentional and unintentional injury, b) conduct education aimed at increasing awareness and changing behaviors that contribute to the occurrence of injury, c) strengthen local health department capacity to conduct local injury prevention programs, d) promote legislation, policy changes, and enforcement that will reduce injury hazards and increase safe behaviors, e) collaborate with private and public partners, and f) improve the Utah Department of Health capacity to collect mortality and morbidity data from multiple sources and conduct injury epidemiology for use in prevention planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Page Content Updated On 04/15/2020, Published on 04/17/2020
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