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Great Britain 1997-2002

Firework Injuries (actual number) 1997-2002 (4 week period in October-November).

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Place of Accident
  2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
Family or Private Party 363 598 421 447 320 378
Semi public party (e.g. scouts, club) 54 73 56 72 79 56
Large Public Display 100 158 119 153 132 137
Street or other public place 295 442 279 296 226 256
Indoors 29 17 19 19 20 22
Other 90 40 49 65 45 21
Not specified 86 34 29 4 10 38
Type of Firework
  2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
Rocket 204 264 135 211 168 158
Air Bomb / Roman Candle 148 222 186 220 150 108
Sparkler 132 136 104 134 129 200
Other fireworks 128 231 205 242 331 293
Home made or extracted powder 13 14 6 23 27 18
Not known 392 495 336 226 27 131
Outcome of Injury
  2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
No further treatment required 362 498 366 408 290 359
Referred to GP 85 129 114 137 96 115
Referred to out-patient dept. 365 469 323 342 278 301
Detained in this hospital for at least one night 55 70 40 43 26 49
Transferred to another hospital 51 73 52 31 20 61
Died 0 0 2 0 1 0
Not known 99 123 75 95 121 23
Age Group of Injured
  2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
Over 20 years 380 508 375 404 312 389
18-20 54 67 40 58 44 45
13-17 230 337 207 203 174 171
Under 13 353 450 350 391 287 303
Not known 0 0 0 0 14 0
Sex of Injured Persons
  2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
Male 659  /  /  /  / /
Female 358  /  /  /  / /
Unspecified 0  /  /  /  / /
Year Total 1017 1362 972 1056 831 908

Source: DTI Firework Injuries Statistics, 1997-2002

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