Phase II: Epidemiologic Investigation of Child Restraint Use and Injury among Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Principal Investigator: Rachel Myers, PhD, MS, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

This project builds on prior CChIPS-supported work, in which New Jersey police crash report and hospital discharge (ED/inpatient/outpatient) data of child occupants were successfully linked. These data were used to describe restraint use and injury outcomes among children. Year 2 work aims to complete linkage of 2018 and 2019 administrative data sources to supplement existing 2017 NJ Safety and Health Outcomes (NJ-SHO) data, to examine restraint use for select child occupant characteristics as well as driver and vehicle characteristics, and to comprehensively describe injuries for select child, driver, vehicle, and crash characteristics.

This project is currently underway. Further information will be added following project completion.