Epidemiology of scalds in small children

Burns Incl Therm Inj. 1986 Apr;12(4):250-3. doi: 10.1016/0305-4179(86)90125-7.


The epidemiology of scalds to children aged 0-5 years is reviewed. More than two-thirds were below 2 years of age. Most accidents took place in the dining/living room and most were caused by coffee. Awareness by the parents may reduce the number of scalds.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home
  • Burns / epidemiology*
  • Burns / etiology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coffee
  • Denmark
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male


  • Coffee