Elders at Risk by ProQuest

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Other key findings of the report include: + According to a study cited in the report, people over 75 are especially at risk for sleeping through high-pitched smoke alarm signals. + Adults 85 and older are at highest risk of death in home fires caused by cooking equipment, with a risk rating four-anda-half times that of the general public. + Since 2002, home fire deaths by children under 5 have declined, and from 1980 to 2007, the share of home fire deaths of children under 5 declined from 18 percent to 9 percent.

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