[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2008)]
[Pages 8319-8320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-2585]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-5960 
and send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail 
to [email protected].
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Children's Peer Relations and the Risk for Injury at School--New--
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Coordinating 
Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP), Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Injuries are responsible for more deaths than all other causes 
combined for people under 19. In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC) estimated that, annually, one in four children 
sustain an injury severe enough to warrant medical care, school 
absence, or bed rest. An investigation of modifiable risk factors for 
childhood injuries is necessary to improve the health of children.
    The Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the CDC will 
investigate the relation between children's social behaviors and 
experiences at school and school injuries. Peer nominated and teacher 
rated social behaviors will be collected and compared to injury rates 
measured in the school health room of 3rd-5th graders at one public 
elementary school with an ethnically diverse and lower socioeconomic 
status student body. From this data, a behavioral risk profile for 
injury will be derived. By learning which children are at risk based on 
various behavioral characteristics, successful secondary injury 
prevention strategies may be targeted when resources do not allow 
universal prevention. The main hypothesis of the study is that children 
with maladaptive behaviors and social experiences (e.g., aggression, 
bullying, social withdrawal, peer rejection) will be more at risk for 
injury than their well-adapted peers.
    Information collected will include one-time peer nominations of 
social behaviors and peer relationships and one-time teacher report 
data of children's behavior that will reflect children's behavior 
across a school year as well as injury event reports from that school 
year as determined by school health room visits for injury. Injury 
event reports will be compiled by the school health room aide. By 

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about risk factors for injuries at school, interventions may be 
created, which can reduce the burden of injuries to children and the 
disruption to children's classroom time, and may even impact the amount 
of time parents must take off from work to pick up their children.
    There is no cost to respondents except for their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total burden
                   Respondents                      respondents    responses per   response  (in    (in hours)
                                                                    respondent        hours)
Teachers........................................              11               1               3              33
School Health Room Aide.........................               1               1              30              30
Students........................................             276               1           45/60             207
    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............             270

    Dated: February 5, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
[FR Doc. E8-2585 Filed 2-12-08; 8:45 am]