Table 1.

Studies Previously Published on Recent Skin Injuries in Normal Children

Author Pascoe9Keen10Roberton11Mortimer12Wedgwood13Carpenter14Sugar15
Number of children105 >6 (60 child examinations)400 620 56 > 177 973
Age 1–12 y 3–4 y 2 wk–11 y <1 y<4 y 25–52 wk 0–3 y
Types of injuries AllBruises All Bruises Bruises Bruises Bruises
Percentage of children with injuries 73.0*100.0 37.0 0.9 59.0* 12.4 20.9
  • * In these articles, the percentage of all children with at least 1 injury is not mentioned, but these are the percentages of children with injuries to the anterior legs.