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Native American Fire- and Burn-Related Deaths per 100,000, Ages 0-19, IHS Areas, 1989-1998


Fire and Burn related Deaths  per 100,000 Population, Native Americans,Ages 019, IHS Areas, 19891998

 

IHS Area Death Rate
(per 100,000)
Percentile

Aberdeen

7.9 95-100

Alaska

7.3 95-100

Albuquerque

1.6 0-49

Bemidji

9.0 95-100

Billings

1.8 50-74

California

1.1 0-49

Nashville

1.9 50-74

Navajo

1.9 50-74

Oklahoma

2.1 50-74

Phoenix

1.3 0-49

Portland

2.2 50-74

Tucson

3.3 95-100

All IHS Areas Combined

3.0
 
 

United States Rate

1.3  

 

Fire and Burn Age-Specific Death Rates1989-1998
Fire and Burn-Related Age Specific Death Rates 1989-1998

Age Group (years)

Death Rate (per 100,000)

Under 1

3.2*

1-4

8.6

5-9

1.9

10-14

1.6*

15-19

1.7

* Rates are based on fewer than 20 deaths and should be interpreted with caution.

 

SUMMARY

  • From 1989 to 1998, 184 Native American children and youth died from fire-related injuries.
  • The highest rates occurred among 0 to 4 year olds.
  • Ninety-three percent of fire-related deaths among Native American children and youth were associated with house fires.
  • Eleven Native American infants died in house fire-related incidents.
  • During the most recent period, 19971998, rates among blacks were 1.3 times greater than those for Native Americans; rates for Native Americans were 2.1 greater than for whites.
  • From 1989 to 1998, Native American fire-related death rates decreased by 49% among children and youth.
  • Fire-related death rates were highest in the Bemidji, Aberdeen, and Alaska IHS Areas. These three Areas had rates 6 times greater than U.S. national rates.

 

 

 

 

Fire- and Burn-Related Death Rates per 100,000 Population 19811998
Fire- and Burn-Related Death Rates per 100,000 Population19811998

Year

Native American Rate

Black Rate

White Rate

81-82

4.27

5.23

1.61

83-84

5.79

4.84

1.42

85-86

4.49

4.7

1.42

87-88

4.80

4.8

1.34

89-90

2.88

3.88

1.25

91-92

3.15

3.4

1.2

93-94

4.42

3.61

1.06

95-96

3.31

2.75

0.83

97-98

1.48

2.32

0.7

Sources/Locations of Fire19891998

Sources/Location of Fire
1989-1998

Method Used

Frequency (%)

Clothing Ignition

1.8

Hot Substance

1.2

Non-Building

1.8

Other Building

0.6

Private Dwelling

92.7

Other/Unspecified

1.8

 

 

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