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TORRES MARQUEZ, Migdalia et al. Accidents in the childhood: a current problem in pediatrics. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.3. ISSN 1029-3019.

Accidental injuries constitute one of the main life-threatening causes in children population, therefore the prevention of accidents can be considered a social and health emergency due to their high mortality, morbidity, inability and economic high cost. The present study reviewed the specialized literature cited on some interesting aspects, such as risk factors, most frequent causes, favorable conditions and some measures to prevent them, considering that parents and educators play an essential role in this task.

Keywords : accidents in the childhood; prevention of accidents; children population; risk factors.

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