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Facts About Burn Injury

According to the latest data available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), consider the following statistics:

Age Most Common Injury Type Risk Factors
< 5 Years Flame Playing with matches, cigarette lighters, fires in fireplaces, barbecue pits, and trash fires.
  Scald Kitchen injury from tipping scalding liquids.

Bathtub scalds often associated with lack of supervision or child abuse. Greatest number of pediatric burn patients are infants and toddlers younger than 3 years of age burned by scalding liquids.
5 to 10 Years Flame Male children are at an increased risk often due to fire play and risk-taking behaviors.
  Scald Female children are at increased risk, with most burns occurring in the kitchen or bathroom.
Adolescent Flame Injury associated with male peer-group activities involving gasoline, or other flammable products.
  Electrical Occurs most often in male adolescents involved in dare-type behaviors, such as climbing utility poles or antennas. In rural areas, burns may be caused by moving irrigation pipes that touch an electrical source.

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