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.
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- Sauber-Schatz EK, Thomas AM, Cook LJ. Motor vehicle crashes, medical outcomes, and hospital charges among children aged 1–12 years — Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005–2008. MMWR 2015;64(SS08):1-32.
- Sauber-Schatz EK, West BA, Bergen G. Vital Signs: restraint use and motor vehicle occupant death rates among children aged 0–12 years — United States, 2002–2011. MMWR 2014;63(05):113-8.
- Shults RA. Child passenger deaths involving drinking drivers — United States, 1997–2002. MMWR 2004;53(04):77-9.
- 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.