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Falls in children account for roughly 2 million emergency room visits each year. More than 80% of fall-related injuries in this age group occur in the home. There are different types of falls for children including falls from bunk beds, stairways, playground, and infant walkers. The degree of severity depends on the height at which the child falls, the type of surface, and the setting in which the fall occurred (Khambalia et al., 2006). The majority of falls occur at home, therefore adult supervision, home modification, and informed product selection can help to reduce the likelihood of childhood falls and fall-related injuries.

Facts about childhood falls
Safe Kids Worldwide

In Traumapedia see Falls→ Additional Resources→Childhood Falls