WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) from CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Food-related Choking Among Children in the United States |
Candy, particularly hard candy, meat, and bones were key foods involved in choking episodes among children ages 0-14 years, according to a report published today by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The first ever multi-year study of food-related choking among children was published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers examined data for children 14 years old or younger treated in emergency departments (EDs) in the United States for nonfatal food-related choking from 2001 through 2009.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended numerous measures to prevent food-related choking among children including:
AAP and CDC have recommendations for parents and caregivers to prevent food-related choking among children:
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