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Evid Based Nurs 6:105 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.105
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Providing free smoke alarms did not reduce fire related injuries in a deprived multiethnic urban population

Free smoke alarms v control in a deprived multiethnic urban community†

Outcomes at 24 months Free alarms Control Relative risk (95% CI)
†CI defined in glossary; relative risks account for clustering by ward and matching by Jarman score, with adjustment for baseline rates.
‡Events per 100 000 person years
§Events per 100 000 household years
All injuries‡ 40.3 32.5 1.3 (0.9 to 1.9)
Hospital admissions and deaths‡ 9.1 7.2 1.3 (0.7 to 2.3)
Preventable injuries‡ 29.4 26.3 1.2 (0.8 to 1.8)
Preventable hospital admissions and deaths‡ 5.6 5.6 1.0 (0.5 to 2.0)
Fires attended by fire brigade§ 356.3 333.0 1.1 (0.96 to 1.3)

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