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According to the latest data available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), consider the following statistics:
|Age||Most Common Injury Type||Risk Factors|
|< 5 Years||Flame||Playing with matches, cigarette lighters, fires in fireplaces, barbecue pits, and trash fires.|
|Scald||Kitchen injury from tipping scalding liquids.
Bathtub scalds often associated with lack of supervision or child abuse. Greatest number of pediatric burn patients are infants and toddlers younger than 3 years of age burned by scalding liquids.
|5 to 10 Years||Flame||Male children are at an increased risk often due to fire play and risk-taking behaviors.|
|Scald||Female children are at increased risk, with most burns occurring in the kitchen or bathroom.|
|Adolescent||Flame||Injury associated with male peer-group activities involving gasoline or other flammable products, such as fireworks.|
|Electrical||Occurs most often in male adolescents involved in dare-type behaviors, such as climbing utility poles or antennas. In rural areas, burns may be caused by moving irrigation pipes that touch an electrical source.|