In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Denmark.

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Denmark is decentralised to the regional and municipal levels where the responsibility for the practical initiation of preventive work lies. The Danish seat on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group is currently vacant. In the past it was filled by the National Institute for Public Health.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include traffic safety, water safety/drowning prevention, burn prevention, playground safety, home safety (prevention of falls, poisoning, scalds and choking from foreign bodies, etc).

Country Contact

Henriette Madsen

Gammel Kongevej 60
1790 Copenhagen

Phone: +45 30 37 82 39
Fax: +45 3920 3095

Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Denmark, who is a participant country in the TACTICS project and the past Child Safety Action Plan initiative, along with a link to their planning document. Development of a national child safety action plan is in progress.

Injury Data

The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Denmark's injury death rates with the injury death rates for the other countries in the WHO European Region. Bar graphs are provided in PDF format for easy download for all unintentional injury deaths and by external cause of unintentional injury topic using data from the WHO Mortality Database and the European Report on Child Injury Prevention. In addition, bar graphs for suicide and homicide are also provided, however these data are slightly older.

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