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Variations in U.S. pediatric burn injury hospitalizations using the national burn repository data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20628307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An understanding of population-specific variation in pediatric burn injuries is essential to the development of effective prevention strategies. The purpose of this study was to examine the etiology of pediatric burn injury considering age and race categories using the National Burn Repository. The authors reviewed the records of all pediatric patients (age <18 years) in the American Burn Association's National Burn Registry injured between 1995 and 2007. The authors compared patient and injury characteristics across race, age, etiology, and payor status. A total of 46,582 patients were included in this study. The etiology of burn injury varied by both age and race. Populations of color were younger, constituting 53.8% of patients younger than 5 years, whereas 53.9% of the total study population identified as Caucasian. Scald etiology was disproportionately less common in patients identifying as Caucasian (39.9 vs 61.4%, P < .001), and scald was a common etiology in older children identifying as African American, Asian, and Hispanic. Inhalation injuries were also higher in patients identifying as Native American (5.4%), Hispanic (4.2%), and African American (3.7%). Pediatric burn injury etiology varies with age and race. These data should encourage careful consideration of race, age, and other differences in formulating the most effective, population-specific prevention and outreach strategies.
C Bradley Kramer; Frederick P Rivara; Matthew B Klein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1559-0488     ISO Abbreviation:  J Burn Care Res     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-09     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101262774     Medline TA:  J Burn Care Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  734-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Burns / epidemiology,  ethnology,  etiology*
Chi-Square Distribution
Child, Preschool
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Insurance Coverage / statistics & numerical data
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support

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