Injuries associated with fireworks in Victoria: an epidemiological overview.

  title={Injuries associated with fireworks in Victoria: an epidemiological overview.},
  author={O A Abdulwadud and Joan E Ozanne-Smith},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  volume={4 4},
OBJECTIVES To determine the epidemiological features of injuries associated with fireworks. DESIGN A retrospective study of reported cases. SUBJECTS Subjects were those who attended selected Victorian hospital emergency departments (n = 17) and those admitted for firework related injuries (n = 16). RESULTS The mean (SD) age of attenders at emergency department between January 1988 and June 1996, was 8.9 (6.2) years and most (88%) were under 18 years of age. Males accounted for 71% of the… CONTINUE READING


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