The rate in the Midwest was twice as high as in the Northeast and almost five times higher as in the Western United States.
The most common injuries were fractures (27 percent), followed by contusions and abrasions (23 percent) and lacerations (14 percent).
Many of those injuries are the result of people becoming distracted while using their cellphones. Others are caused directly by the device itself — when someone gets struck in the face by a phone, or when a phone’s battery overheats and explodes.
The researchers analyzed data collected from all patients admitted with e-scooter-related injuries to three Level 1 trauma centers between September 2017 and October 2018.
Most nonfatal TBIs in children are the result of falls, motor vehicle crashes, being struck by a moving or stationery object, and assault. Football was the leading cause of TBIs among 15- to 19-year-olds.
The death rate for young people aged 10 to 19 years fell by 33 percent between 1999 and 2013, but then it rose again, the CDC found — by a startling 12 percent within just four years.
“Window blind strangulation incidents can be fatal within minutes and can occur silently,” the researchers point out in their paper. “In this regard, they are similar to child drownings.”
A series of cases underscores “the seriousness of ocular injury from Nerf gun projectiles and calls into consideration the need for protective eyewear with their use.”
Minnesotans are 1.6 times more likely to die from a non-drug suicide than the national average.