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Injuries due to fireworks use: A surveillance data analysis in Colombia, 2008-2013



Injuries due to fireworks use: A surveillance data analysis in Colombia, 2008-2013



Burns 43(1): 149-156



To describe the injuries due to fireworks use in Colombia during the period 2008-2013 and to identify factors associated with hospitalization and death due to this cause. A descriptive study from surveillance data was carried out. Incidence rates and relative risks were calculated. The incidence rate trend was modeled with a joint point regression model. Multivariate logistical models were implemented to identify the associated factors with hospitalization and mortality due to firework injuries. A total of 6585 people were reported to be injured by fireworks during the 2008-2013 period. An upward trend in the incidence rate during this period was observed, with an annual percentage of change of 28% (95% CI 27.7-28.3) during 2008-2011 and 3.5% (95% CI 3.0-3.9) during 2011-2013. The factors associated with hospitalization were injury occurrence at the workplace (odds ratio (OR) 2.62, 95% CI 1.97-3.47), storage (OR 2.40, 95% CI 1.54-3.73), transport (OR 1.63, 95% CI 1.20-2.21), multiple trauma (OR 1.49, 95% CI 1.31-1.70), and injury occurrence at home (OR 1.26, 95% CI 1.07-1.50). The factors associated with mortality were storage (OR 19.52, 95% CI 4.62-82.44), transport (OR 13.37, 95% CI 3.29-54.3), injury occurrence at the workplace (OR 4.88, 95% CI 1.69-14.13), and ethnicity (OR 3.37, 95% CI 1.12-10.12). These results provided information for revising the public policies and intersectorial interventions to reduce the avoidable burden due to firework injuries at all times and not just during the high injury occurrence season.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.07.005


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