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IRBURN
Cause of burn/scald

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Description

For all injuries caused by a burn or scald that occurred within the past 3 months, IRBURN clarifies the cause of the burn or scald.

IRBURN is an injury-level variable.

IRBURN is part of a series of variables initiated in 1997 that systematically report persons' injuries and poisonings, the cause, what the person was doing while sustaining the injury or poisoning, and where she/he was at the time of the injury or poisoning. For related variables and additional information, please see the User Note on Injuries and Poisonings or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across available years.

Universe

  • 1997-2003: All injuries caused by a burn or scald.

Availability

  • 1997-2003

Weights