Study shows the alarming number of child deaths - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/19/10

Study shows the alarming number of child deaths caused from choking

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Here's a good reminder to make sure there are no tiny objects loose on the floor or within reach of a small child. A new study from Children's National Medical Center in Washington says severe choking affects about two and a half million children every year and two thousand of those children die, but only half the cases are because of food.

The majority of choking victims are under age three and we know many have a tendency to just put stuff in the mouth, but the choking problem comes more easily in that young age because they may not have enough teeth yet and their swallowing skills are still immature.

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