↵* Incidence rates for nonfatal childhood injuries were estimated from 8 annual National Health Interview Surveys (1987–1994).
↵† Fatal cases were obtained from the Centers for Disease Control Wonder Compressed Mortality File for 1994. Rates for fatal injuries of infants <1 year was based on 100 000 live births. Fatal cases by MSA were obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics and are based on fatal injuries among children 1 to 19 years of age and population estimates for 1992.
↵‡ The number of children 21 years of age and younger was used to calculate the rates for place of incident.
↵§ Injuries that occurred outside the home referred to injuries that occur in areas surrounding the home and not all other areas aside from inside the home.
↵‖ Injuries that occurred outside the home and in a non-MSA-Farm were classified as occurring in the farm.
Total Estimated Costs of Childhood Injuries (in Billion December 1994 Dollars)