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Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA. MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2000; 49(24): 545-546.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2000, (in public domain), Publisher U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

10923857

Abstract

Fireworks traditionally are used in the United States to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 8,500 persons in the United States are treated in emergency departments each year for fireworks-related injuries. Of all fireworks-related injuries, 70%-75% occur during a 30-day period that surrounds the July 4th holiday (June 23-July 23). Seven of every 100 persons injured by fireworks are hospitalized, approximately 40% of those injured are children aged < or = 14 years, and males are injured three times more often than females. The injury rate is highest among boys aged 10-14 years. Most commonly, injuries from fireworks affect the hands (34%), face (12%), and eyes (17%). Injuries are more frequent and more severe among persons who are active participants than among bystanders.

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