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Reducing fire-related injury and death among the elderly

United States. Administration on Aging

Reducing fire-related injury and death among the elderly

final report

by United States. Administration on Aging

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Published by NAHB National Research Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. (400 Prince George"s Blvd., Upper Marlboro 20772-8731) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Older people -- Wounds and injuries -- United States,
  • Death -- Causes,
  • Fire prevention -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesReducing fire related injury and death among the elderly
    Statementprepared for Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by NAHB National Research Center
    ContributionsUnited States. Administration on Aging
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17930813M

    Injury epidemiology has become a major public health concern 1. An injury affects more than just the person injured; it affects everyone involved in the injured person’s life. Injury, with all its consequences of death, life-long disabilities, physical disfigurement, and financial harms, can cause family destruction and community devastation 2,3. Background. Childhood unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death globally among children and young people aged 0–17 years [].Ninety-five per cent of childhood injury deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) [].During the year , about 3, Nepalese children and adolescents .


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Reducing fire-related injury and death among the elderly by United States. Administration on Aging Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Globally, the very young and the very old are most vulnerable to residential fires [13] [14][15] and, although the incidence of residential fire-related injuries is lower among the elderly.

Author information: (1)Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, TXUSA. BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe the epidemiology of residential fire related deaths and injuries among children, and identify risk factors for these injuries through a linked dataset for the city of Dallas, by: Background: The aim of the study was to describe the epidemiology of residential fire related deaths and injuries among children, and identify risk factors for these injuries through a linked dataset for the city of Dallas, Texas.

Methods: Data for all residential fires were linked with fire related injury data, using fire department records, ambulance transports, hospital admissions, Cited by: The adjusted analysis revealed that the incidence of house fire-related deaths and injuries in the OI houses was 68% lower.

34 This risk of fire-related injury or death in the OI houses was shown to begin increasing again at around 5 years after installation. 34 Ten years after installation, OI performed an evaluation on smoke alarms and Cited by: Book January age-adjusted fall injury death rate among adults ag ed 65 and over.

andthere were fire-related deaths. The fire-related. Thanks in part to successful fire injury prevention activities, such as smoke alarm installation and fire safety education, deaths and injuries caused by residential fires have declined over the past several decades.

However, many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable and continue to pose a significant public health problem. place them at a higher risk for causing fires, and thus at a higher risk of fire death and fire injury. Disabilities present additional fire risks and concerns for the elderly.

Twenty percent of Medicare en­ rollees aged 65 and older are unable to complete at least some of. Smoke Inhalation. Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of fire-related deaths, according to death certificate analysis in ; the smoke inhalation to burns ratio was 2 to Smoke itself is composed of particulate matter, heated gases, irritants (such as hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide, and ammonia), asphyxiates (such as carbon dioxide), and toxins (such as hydrogen sulfide.

Rates of injury related to house fires were highest among blacks (relative risk, ; 95 percent confidence interval, to ) and in people 65 years of age or older (relative risk, ; 95 Cited by:   Adults aged 65 and over have two to four times the fire or burn injury death rate compared to the national average.

While many fire-related deaths of the elderly can be attributed to careless smoking, the leading cause of fire and burn injuries to older adults is cooking related.

This chapter outlines the challenges ahead for prevention research, which include strengthening the multidisciplinary nature of injury research, developing and evaluating a wide range of prevention interventions, training a highly skilled cadre of injury prevention researchers, and undertaking the research needed to guide the effective prevention of unintentional and.

tions leading to death. For this report, the following ICD codes were analyzed: F, WW40, XX09, X, X, Y, and Y These codes include all deaths in which exposure to fire, fire products or explosion was the underlying cause of death or was a contributing factor in the chain of events leading to death.

Preventing Fire and Burn-Related Injuries among Children August 23rd, 2 Tech Tips If you experience audio risk of fire death to young children has fallen 18% 6% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% •Burn data from CPSC’s NEISS All Injury Program was accessed through CDC’s WISQARS.

NFPA Confidential. For Internal Use Only. fire-related burns become significant contributors to the leading causes of death among children and teenagers. Road traffic injuries alone are the leading cause of death among 15– year olds and the second leading cause among 5–year-olds.

Graph and notes taken from WHO. World report on child injury prevention. WHO. Available at. The NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention (BOHIP) regularly convenes a workgroup of injury prevention stakeholders from across the State.

This group, the Injury Community Planning Group (ICPG), has provided valuable insight in the development of this document. This document is a blueprint. The total annual cost of fire- and burn-related deaths among children ages 14 and under is more than $ billion. Young children, especially those ages 5 and under, are at the greatest risk from home fire-related death and injury, with a fire death rate twice the national average.

A less acute perception of danger, less control over. According to the CDC, alcohol use may be the strongest independent factor for death from fire.

One study found that intoxication contributed to 40% of residential fire-related deaths. By altering one's cognitive, physiological, and motor functions, alcohol increases the chance of starting a fire while reducing the chance of survival from a fire.

Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Motor Vehicle-Related Burn Injuries -- Massachusetts. To assess the importance of motor vehicles in causing persons to be hospitalized with burns, data were analyzed for Massachusetts residents burned in Massachusetts between July 1,and Jand treated as hospital inpatients in.

ONE of the region’s fire services has backed a call to government to make cash provisions for the UK’s ageing population - prompted by a rise in fire-related deaths among older people.

Mortality from injuries among men is double that among women. Injuries Internationally Injuries account for approximately one-third of deaths among children aged 1 to 14 years in Europe, although death rates differ greatly between Eastern and Western European countries.

International research consistently shows that, as people get older, they have increased vulnerability to death and injury from fire.

New Zealand fire-related mortality rates for older people triple for each decade beyond the age of Between andthere were unintentional residential fire deaths in New Zealand. Children and young people (under.

and injury-related death People 65 and older are times. more likely to die in fires. As we age, our fire risk increases. COOKING is the leading cause of fire related injuries.

The leading cause of fire-related death is smoking. • The number one cause of kitchen. fires is cooking left unattended. NEVER leave stovetop cooking unattended.

Childhood unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death globally among children and young people aged 0–17 years [].Ninety-five per cent of childhood injury deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) [].During the yearabout 3, Nepalese children and adolescents (Cited by: 7.

Accidental injury has become the No. 3 cause of death for the first time in U.S. history. Injury statistics examined by NSC data experts confirm that preventable deaths rose 10% in Based on new injury statistics, an American is accidentally injured every second and killed every three minutes by a preventable event – a drug overdose, a.

injury is highest among people 75 years and older. •The death rate due to residential injury is highest in children younger than 1 year and among 1 to 4 year olds compared with older children. ••The risk of injury has also been shown to vary substantially with race; for example, black children were over times more likely to die.

This unintentional injury overview is intended to be a resource for general inquiries into unintentional injury prevention, including childhood injuries, falls among older adults, motor vehicle safety, pedestrian safety, poisoning, fire-related injuries, and sports injuries.

We identify resources that pertain to the definition, history. In the United States, injuries are the leading cause of death among individuals aged 1 to 45 years and the fourth leading cause of death overall.

Rural populations exhibit disproportionately high injury mortality rates. Deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes, traumatic occupational injuries, drowning, residential fires, and suicide all increase with increasing describe Cited by: Review Article Ebola Feldmann H., Sprecher A., and Geisbert T.W.

| N Engl J Med ; The biology of the Ebola virus. -the prevalence of PD or comorbid panic disorder and agoraphobia decreases among the elderly, from % at ages to % or less after age 60 -Asian Americans showing the lowest, and White Americans showing the highest prevalence rates.

Smoking is the leading cause of fire-related deaths (Ahrens ). Cooking is the primary cause of residential fires (Ahrens ). Cost. Fire and burn injuries represent 1% of the incidence of injuries and 2% of the total costs of injuries, or $ billion each year (Finkelstein et al.

Burns and Fire Safety Fact Sheet () Fatalities • children ages 19 and under died from fires or burns in 87% ( deaths) were in residential home fires.1 o % of children who died from fires or burns were ages 4 and under. The death rate for children this age ( per ,) is almost twice that of 5 to 9 year olds ( perFile Size: KB.

Keep Your Family Safe From Fire. Cooking and heating are the leading causes of home fires and fire injuries, and winter months are the peak time for fire-related deaths. Now is the perfect time to review and practice fire safety.

Minimize Your Risks. The good news: Over the past several decades, deaths from home fires in the U.S. have steadily gone down – from 5, in to. Oregon State law requires a report of death to be completed for all deaths. These records are the primary data source for the health information presented here.

Final Death Data. Final mortality data are presented yearly in Volume 2 of our annual reports. Death by Age of Decedent, Residence County, and ZIP Code (3 year aggregates, updated 12/).

• Smoking is the leading cause of fire-related deaths (Ahrens ). • Cooking is the primary cause of residential fires (Ahrens ). Costs • Inresidential fires caused nearly $7 billion in property damage (Karter ). • Fire and burn injuries represent 1% of the incidence of injuries and 2% of the total costs ofFile Size: 55KB.

As injury rates decline in the workplace and rise in homes, people may be safer at work than they are in their own communities. As the National Safety Council (NSC) moves to expand to its focus on safety in the community as well as in the workplace, the Safe Communities Keynote at the NSC Congress and Expo presented ways to foster safe atmospheres everywhere, not.

Background Although a large body of literature exists for individual-level risk factors associated with fire-related death and injury; few studies have explored household-level risk factors, or distinguished risk factors for different house fire outcomes.

Aims/Objectives/Purpose To use anonymised routinely collected records, to identify Author: S. Turner, S. Rodgers, Ronan Anthony Lyons. The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. InCongress reauthorized funding for FP&S and. The very young, the elderly, those with disabilities, and lower socioeconomic groups were identified as being at most risk of residential fire initiatives are logically directed at reducing deaths and injuries from unintentional life circumstances place them at risk of injury or death from fire.

1 Hereafter referred to as NZFS. 5 File Size: 1MB. Annual: Outcome: Measure: Among states receiving funding from CDC, reduce deaths from residential fires by perExplanation:Infire departments responded to. MUMBAI: W deaths, every fifth fire-related death in the world in took place in India.

Around 9 million fire incidents and lakh deaths were recorded across the globe that year.injury occurs and injury fires for every fatal fires, both about seven times the overall rates of 6 fatal fires and 47 injury fires per fires. Table 2 looks specifically at the fatal fires to explore the relationship between injuries and fatalities but Cited by: 1.

RECOMMENDATION: Burns are a leading cause of accidental death among seniors. Smoking in bed is a major contributor to this problem. Among mattress and bedding fire-related deaths in a recent year, 42% were to persons 65 or older/5(38).