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Ten-year epidemiological study of pediatric burns in Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18388560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to report on the temporal trends, incidence rates, demographic, and external-cause data for all burn injury related deaths and hospital admissions among children Canadian aged 0 to 19 years for the years 1994 to 2003. Statistics Canada and Canadian Institute of Health Information data were used to describe burn injury related deaths and hospital admission trends in children aged 0 to 19 years who were residents of Canada (1994-2003). Population estimates were derived from census data provided by Statistics Canada. During the 10-year period, 494 children died and 10,229 were admitted to a Canadian hospital because of a burn-related injury. Males and children aged less than 5 years of age were at the highest risk of injury, with children aged 1 to 5 years at the highest risk of death. Scalds represented the major etiological factor contributing to thermal injuries accounting for 50% of all hospital admissions. Temporal trends indicate a significant a significant decline in burn injuries across all age groups during the period 1994 to 2003. There has been a clear reduction in the number of patients with burn injury requiring hospital admission. This trend indicates success in safety initiative to prevent burn injuries as well as in improvements in the treatments of burn and hospital admission procedures. Nonetheless, burn injury remains a serious threat to the well-being of the Canadian pediatric population.
Authors:
Anneliese Spinks; Jason Wasiak; Heather Cleland; Nicole Beben; Alison K Macpherson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1559-047X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-09     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101262774     Medline TA:  J Burn Care Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, Griffith University, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Burns / epidemiology*,  etiology,  mortality
Canada / epidemiology
Cause of Death
Child
Child Welfare
Child, Preschool
Epidemiologic Studies
Female
Hospitalization
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Male
Risk Factors
Time Factors

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