Fire and Burn 2021 Resource Guide

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Nearly 300 children and adolescents die from fire or burn injuries each year,1 and over 100,000 are admitted to a hospital or treated in an emergency department.2,3 Body Fires and burns are the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths to children ages <1-19 in the US.4 Proven prevention practices that can take place in the home, where 80% of civilian fire deaths occur. CSN has produced this resource guide to provide useful fire and burn prevention resources to help state and local health departments and their partners expand and enhance their prevention efforts.

Sources

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (2020). Multiple Cause of Death 2017-2019 on CDC WONDER Online Database.
2 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2021). National Inpatient Sample (NIS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 2016-2018.
3 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2021). Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), Healthcare Cost and Utiliza¬tion Project (HCUP), 2016-2018.
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (2020). Multiple Cause of Death 2019 on CDC WONDER Online Database.