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Choking Prevention and First Aid for Infants and Children

Many children die from choking each year, and some children who survive a severe choking episode have permanent, life-changing brain injuries. Most children who choke to death are younger than 5 years. Two-thirds of choking victims are infants younger than 1 year. Balloons, balls, marbles, pieces of toys, and foods cause the most choking deaths.

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