Trends in fall injuries associated with children's outdoor climbing frames.

Ball, David J. (2007) Trends in fall injuries associated with children's outdoor climbing frames. International journal of injury control and safety promotion., 14 (1). pp. 49-53. ISSN 1745-7300

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Abstract

Falls from publicly owned climbing equipment are often cited as the major cause of injury on children's outdoor playgrounds and have been the focus of substantial interventions in the UK since the early 1980s. Analysis of national data on falls from climbing frames for 1988 to 2002 shows that the main discernible trend during this period is an increase in the occurrence of injuries to the lower arm. Whether this is attributable to a behavioural response to some of the interventions, or to some other factor, is unknown.

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