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Injuries: Children

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions resulting from (a) unintentional and (b) deliberate injuries to children there were in 2007; and if he will make a statement. (247007)

The data for 2006-07 are shown in the following table.

Cause

Finished admission episodes (age 0-15 inclusive)

Unintended

121,966

Deliberate (intentional self-harm)

7,622

Deliberate (assault)

3,270

Other

606

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics for 2006-07