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Citation

D'Argenio P, Cafaro L, Santonastasi F, Taggi F, Binkin N. Am. J. Public Health 1996; 86(1): 84-86.

Affiliation

Regional Epidemiologic Observatory, Campania, Naples, Italy.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1996, American Public Health Association)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8561250

PMCID

PMC1380368

Abstract

To study the effects of a comprehensive, multifaceted intervention program to reduce fireworks-related injuries during the Italian New Year's holiday season, active surveillance was conducted in the 18 public emergency rooms of Naples, Italy, before and after implementation of the program. Preintervention data collected between December 24, 1992, and January 6, 1993, were compared with data collected during the same period in 1993-1994. The number of injuries decreased by 48% from 353 to 183, with the greatest declines seen among 10- to 12-year-olds. The broad-based intervention implemented during the 1993-1994 holiday season appears to have substantially reduced the number of injuries.

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