Choking study: More than12,000 kids treated for choking each year

July 30, 2013 ( CHICAGO)

Researchers looked at thousands of children who had emergency room visits because of non-fatal, food-related choking between 2001 to 2009.

They found that an average of more than 12,000 children under the age of 15 were treated for food-related choking each year.

That's about 34 children every day.

Items that caused the most problems were hard candy, bones and meats.

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