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I in 4 times for babies under age one, they are injured while being carried by their parents on the stairs.
The study, which is being released online March 12, 2012 and appearing in the April 2012 print issue of Pediatrics, noted a decline in the annual number of these injuries during the course of the study. “While we are pleased to see a declining trend in the number of stair-related injuries, stairs continue to be a common source of injury among young children,” said the study’s senior author, Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. “Through a combination of educating parents, use of stair gates, and modifying building codes to make stairs safer, we can prevent these types of injuries.” 
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