Nonfatal Scald-Related Burns Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years -- United States, 2001-2006

Hungerford, D.; Sullivent, E.; Thomas, K.; Wald, M.; Galle, M.
September 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/18/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 36, p993
The article focuses on adult victims, aged 65 years and older, of nonfatal scald burns in the U.S. from 2001 to 2006. It references statistics from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) including the average number of injuries per year and that most of the scald injuries happened at home. Causes of the scald burns are also mentioned such as hot steam, contact with cookware, and boiling water.


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