Burn injuries and adolescents in Israel

Mohammed Morad, Michal Hemmo-Lotem, Isack Kandel, Eytan Hyam, Joav Merrick

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Abstract

Burn injury is a public health concern often associated with individual pain, emotional stress, prolonged hospitalizations, permanent disfigurement and family stress. In this paper we studied the avaliable data on bum injury among adolescents in Israel through a Medline search and found three relevant studies with data on this population. The incidence rate of burn injury was 0.46 per 1,000 children aged 5-14 years for Jews and 0.91 for Bedouin. Most of the burn injury in this age group was caused by hot liquids, followed by fire and chemical burns for both Jews and Bedouin, but electical burns occurred more often in Bedouins. Mortality was very low for the adolescent group. Prevention programs in schools since the 1980s have been found effective, but the public health focus should now be geared towards groups at risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

Keywords

  • Burn injury
  • Burns
  • Israel
  • Prevalence
  • Public health
  • Unintentional injury

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