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Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Childhood Accidents


This is the Childhood Accidents JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section (updated May 2015). JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.


  • Child mortalities from accidents are very rare with just 15 cases in Bolton between 2002 and 2010;
  • Hospital admissions for serious accidental injury in Bolton are erratic for children aged 0-4 years, but are steadily reducing in line with England for children aged 5-14 years;
  • At national level (necessary due to small numbers at district level), at least a third of accidental deaths are due to "other transport accidents"; the exception being children aged 0-4 years where suffocation is the most common cause;
  • There are inequalities across NS-SEC groups with the less affluent classifications having far higher rates of accidental child mortality.

Information Type

JSNA Indicator Sheet

Geographical Level


Population Level



JSNA Indicator Sheet, Children, Accidents



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