Nonfatal Motor-Vehicle-Related Backover Injuries Among Children, United States, 2001-2003

To characterize nonfatal MV backover injuries among children, CDC analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP). This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which determined that, during 2001–2003, an estimated 7,475 children (2,492 per year) aged 1–14 years were treated for nonfatal MV backover injuries in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs). The report also highlights differences in type and severity of MV backover injuries by age and underscores the need for effective interventions.