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Is disability really a protective factor for burns in Kurdish preschool children?
  1. Xiu-Quan Shi,
  2. Ya Luo
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Zunyi Medical College, Zunyi, Guizhou, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Xiu-Quan Shi, Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Zunyi Medical College, 201 Dalian Road, Zunyi 563099, Guizhou, China; xqshi{at}zmc.edu.cn

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To the Editor: In the June issue, 2013 of Injury Prevention, Dr Othman and Kendrick1 had reported that having disability was a protective factor in burns (OR 0.14, 95% CI 0.03 to 0.6) among preschool Kurdish children. The questions addressed by the authors are important. Although a similar result was found elsewhere in adults,2 we still cannot support the authors’ viewpoint.

Actually, we threw some uncertainty on Dr …

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  • Contributors X-QS: contribution includes literature search, planning of the idea of the letter, data analysis and drafting the letter. YL: contribution includes checking and reconducting the data analysis and suggesting the revisions. Both the authors reviewed and approved the final submitting.

  • Competing interests None.

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