The Center for Disease Control reports show that the leading causes of house fires are cooking, heating equipment and electrical problems. More than 60% of the reported home fires occur in homes without smoke alarms or with nonworking smoke alarms. 50% of fatal injuries in house fires are to preschool children and adults over 65.
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Children living in poverty have a higher rate of injury than children of more substantial means, (Durkin 1994).
Did you know that the misuse rate of Car Seats in the State of Georgia is 95%? For more information on how to use your child's car seat please contact IFCK Atlanta at 404-616-1403.
Nearly 362,000 children annually are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States with bicycling injuries and one-third of the visits are head injuries.