Association between neighbourhood socioeconomic features and residential fire incidence, related casualties and children: a cross-sectional population-based study in 4 Canadian provinces


New BCIRPU research found that neighbourhoods with higher education attainment, higher unemployment rates and smaller household size experience higher rates of fires and fire-related deaths. Children were more negatively affected by these neighbourhood factors. 4 provinces were examined (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario) using data from a national fire database (NFID).

Beaulieu E, Smith J, Zheng A, Pike I. Association between neighbourhood socioeconomic features and residential fire incidence, related casualties and children: a cross-sectional population-based study in 4 Canadian provinces. CMAJ Open. 2019 Sep 3; 7(3): E562-E567. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190079.

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