Domestic burns among children

Burns. 1990 Aug;16(4):254-6. doi: 10.1016/0305-4179(90)90134-i.


Out of 338 domestic burn injuries 134 affected children below 16 years of age. The investigation was prospective over a 1-year period. The highest incidence occurred in the age-group 0-2 years and was most often caused by contact, secondly by scalds. The sex ratio girls/boys was 1/1.6. The most vulnerable areas were the hands, head and fingers. Activities related to cooking and in the kitchen caused most of the burns.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home / statistics & numerical data*
  • Adolescent
  • Burns / epidemiology*
  • Burns / etiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Seasons
  • Sex Factors