Fatality rates from residential fires are high among American Indians.
Contact burns and scalds are also among the leading types of thermal injuries.
Information about the prevalence of risk factors for burn injuries is required to design interventions aimed at reducing residential fire and burn injuries.
The authors conducted a survey in July and August 1992 of 68 households located in a small American Indian community in Washington State to ascertain the prevalence of selected risk factors for residential fire and burn injuries.
Nearly all households (96 percent) in the study had a smoke detector, and 95 percent of those tested were functioning.
Mots-clés Pascal : Brûlure, Incendie, Logement habitation, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Amérindien, Prévalence, Homme, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Burn, Fire, Housing, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Amerindian, Prevalence, Human, Washington, United States, North America, America, Trauma
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Cote : 95-0004164
Code Inist : 002B16J. Création : 09/06/1995.