Data regarding date, location, context, and nature of injury, in addition to sex, age, and admission to hospital, were extracted from the master CHIRPP database for children 5-19 years of age.
All injury codes were defined by CHIRPP according to a standard classification.
Of the 24,072 injured Ottawa-area children who were treated at a CHIRPP expansion site in 2002, 4287 injuries were sustained at school.
Context of School Injury Occurring in Ottawa, Canada, 2002 Activity Type Number of injuries (in persons) Sports, 1503 Informal Playing 1004 Sports, 519 Organized Walking, 505 Running, Crawling Fights 69 Formal 59 Education Activities Recreation 31 or Hobby Activities Bicycling 20 Source: CHIRPP.
The KRISP data are unique to the CHIRPP program, and to Canada, in that virtually all persons with injuries occurring in the local area and requiring emergency department care are treated at either of the two hospitals in Kingston.
For each injury that is registered in the KRISP system, the CHIRPP data-collection protocol requires two questions to be answered (see Figure 1).
CHIRPP protocol for assessment of alcohol involvement in injury event
CHIRPP Coordinator, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC
Correspondence: Glen Keays, CHIRPP Coordinator, Montreal Children's Hospital, 2300 Tupper Street, cb-27, Montreal, QC H3H 1P3, Tel: 514-412-4400, ext.