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Child cyclist injuries involving head injury, Great Britain

Child cyclists all causes, England Child head injuries not involving a motor vehicle, England & Wales

Child cyclists all causes, England, under 16 years of age

Includes casualties with and without motor vehicle involvement.


Hospital admissions Child cyclist fatalities
Year Total Year Due to head injury % all child cyclist deaths
2001 - 2002 3,372 2002 10 53%
2000 - 2001 3,489 2001 12 63%
1999 - 2000 3,115 2000 14 58%
1998 - 1999 2,711 1999 20 63%
1997 - 1998 3,349 1998 18 62%
1996 - 1997 2,781 1997 25 71%
1995 - 1996 2,333 1996 34 72%
    1995 31 72%
    1994 27 69%
    1993 19 63%

Source:
Department of Health for England.
Reply on 10th November 2003 by Dr Ladyman, Dept of Health Minister, to Parliamentary Question by Brian Jenkins MP.
Hansard Written Answers, 10th Nov 2003 page 17-8W.

Note: Data for 2001 and 2002 fatalities may not be directly comparable to those for previous years, due to changes in coding methodology in 2001

Child head injuries not involving a motor vehicle, England and Wales, 1999

Head injuries referred to hospital Accident & Emergency departments, involving concussion or unconsciousness.

  Hospital treatment  
Age Cycling All causes % cycling
0 - 4 110 9,950 1.1%
5 - 9 713 16,443 4.3%
10 - 14 1,006 16,040 6.3%
15 - 19 457 8,084 5.6%
Total 2,286 50,517 4.5%

In 66% of cases, no further treatment was necessary.

Source:
Department of Trade & Industry, Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System.

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