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THE TRAUMA AUDIT AND RESEARCH NETWORK

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2Years of Severe Injury in Children (ISS > 15)

Injury Mechanism

Mechanism

Number of cases (%)

Analysis of injury mechanism data shows a preponderance of road traffic incidents and falls of less than 2 metres. 9.7% of

patients were injured intentionally (Non-Accidental Injury) and were under 2 years of age.

Road Traffic Incident

628 (41.6%)

Fall < 2m

305 (20.2%)

Fall > 2m

175 (11.6%)

NAI under 2 years

147 (9.7%)

NAI over 2 years

31 (2.1%)

Blows

90 (6%)

Other (e.g. sport)

42 (2.8%)

Drowning

46 (3%)

Penetrating

12 (0.8%)

Asphyxia

35 (2.3%)

Total

1,511 (100%)

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Road Traffic Fall < 2m Fall > 2m

NAI

Blows

Drowning Asphyxia

NAI

Other Penetrating

Incident

under 2 years

over 2 years (e.g. sport)

Percentage of patients

2013 & 2014

2012