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J Ark Med Soc. 2001 Apr;97(10):351-3.

Pediatric injuries resulting from use of all-terrain vehicles.

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Department of Emergency Medical Sciences, University of Arkansas, Medical Sciences, USA.


Annually, 20,000 children are injured while operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The purpose of this paper was to review child-ATV injuries in Arkansas and identify any areas in need of further investigation. An analysis of emergency-medical-service transports was done for children 0-19 years who had ATV-related injuries in Arkansas from 1998 to 1999. Prehospital-reported child-ATV emergencies were identified, separated by county, and emergency encounter rates were calculated. Our results indicate that emergency medical services (EMS) transported 319 children in Arkansas from 1998 to 1999. ATV injury information is limited in Arkansas, but available data indicate high injury rates existed for many rural counties.

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