Publications

Unintentional Injury Deaths in Children and Youth, 2010–2019external icon

A Special Report from CDC describes how unintentional injury death rates among children and youth aged 0–19 years have changed during 2010–2019.

Below is a brief selection of recent CDC publications on child passenger safety.

CDC Vital Signs. 1 in 2 Almost half of all black (45%) and Hispanic (46%) children who died in crashes were not buckled up (2009-2010).  www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns

Child Passenger Safety

CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public.

  • West BA, Yellman MA, Rudd RA. Use of child safety seats and booster seats in the United States: a comparison of parent/caregiver-reported and observed use estimates. Journal of Safety Research 2021; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022437521001092?via%3Dihubexternal icon
  • West BA, Rudd RA, Sauber-Schatz EK, Ballesteros MF. Unintentional injury deaths in children and youth, 2010–2019. Journal of Safety Research 2021; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2021.07.001external icon
  • Billie H, Crump CE, Letourneau RJ, West BA. Child safety and booster seat use in five tribal communities, 2010-2014. Journal of Safety Research 2016;59:113-7.
  • Zonfrillo MR, Sauber-Schatz EK, Hoffman BD, Durbin DR. Pediatricians’ self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and practices about child passenger safety. Journal of Pediatrics 2014;165:1040-5. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.07.041
  • Quinlan K, Shults RA, Rudd RA. Child passenger deaths involving alcohol-impaired drivers: national and state patterns. Pediatrics 2014;133:966-72.