Results for - Boy Chokes to Death on Marshmallow

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A 6-year-old boy choked to death on a marshmallow last weekend while with his family at a private campground on Carlyle Lake in Illinois. Prior to this survey had you heard this news story?

1. A 6-year-old boy choked to death on a marshmallow last weekend while with his family at a private campground on Carlyle Lake in Illinois. Prior to this survey had you heard this news story?

Yes
4%
70 votes
No
96%
1,631 votes

2. A similar incident occurred in 2010 when a fourth grader from Texas choked to death on a marshmallow at school while assembling ingredients to prepare s'mores for his class. Did you realize marshmallows are a choking hazard for children?

Yes
27%
461 votes
No
73%
1,240 votes

3. Which of the following foods did you know also pose a high choking risk for children?

Hot dogs
58%
992 votes
Whole grapes
57%
975 votes
Popcorn, peanuts, other nuts and seeds
54%
916 votes
Round and cylindrical hard candies
59%
1,006 votes
Meat
39%
669 votes
Carrots
35%
600 votes
Apples
30%
513 votes
Chewing gum
44%
750 votes
Chunks of peanut butter
27%
456 votes
N/A
15%
247 votes

4. Every five days, a child in the United States chokes to death while eating. Were you aware of this statistic?

Yes
6%
98 votes
No
94%
1,603 votes

5. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended adding a warning label on foods such as hot dogs and marshmallows, which pose a high choking risk. Do you think labels would help prevent choking deaths?

Yes
33%
562 votes
No
33%
569 votes
Undecided
26%
436 votes
Not Applicable
8%
134 votes
07/12/2015 Food & Drink 1701 48 By: Bboopy13
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