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Pediatric trauma due to motor vehicle accidents on high traffic roadway

Israel Figueiredo Junior, Mauricio Vidal de Carvalho, Glaucia Macedo de Lima

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100007

Objective:To outline a profile of pediatric trauma victims and verify the likelihood of trauma in children on a high traffic roadway.METHODS:A descriptive cohort study of the records of emergency medical service activations on the Rio-Niterói Bridge, a high traffic roadway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Descriptive statistics were expressed as absolute and relative frequencies. The estimated risk of trauma in children aged < 12 years was calculated by means of odds ratios, with a 95% confidence interval.RESULTS:Trauma accounted for 514 [...]