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Work-related burn injury incidence in New England.
Department of Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 1989 Feb; :1-106
This report contained the findings of four separate projects concerning employment status and the frequency and causes of burn injuries in New England; burn injuries related to food preparation or consumption in New England; socioeconomic factors and the incidence of hospitalized burns in New England counties; and pediatric burn injuries in New England. The subset of the New England Regional Burn Program data used for the first analysis pertained to residents of the six New England states hospitalized for treatment of burns occurring between July of 1978 and June of 1979 and who were 20 years old or more at the time of the injury. The findings indicated that men, particularly Black men and young men, experienced a higher burn rate than did women, Whites, or older counterparts. This was true among both employed and unemployed persons. The burn rates were highest in Maine and lowest in Rhode Island. The study concerning burns as related to food processing indicated that while the highest rate occurred among children, men and employed men were also members of the high risk group for receiving burns during food preparation activities.
NIOSH-Grant; Traumatic-injuries; Epidemiology; Accident-statistics; Age-factors; Racial-factors; Sex-factors; Food-services; Burns; Injuries; Food processing industry; Food processing workers
Civil Engineering, Tufts University, Department of Civil Engineering, Medford, MA 02155
Final Grant Report
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Department of Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
ME; RI; OR; MA
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
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