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J Res Health Sci. 2009 Jun 28;9(1):50-3.

Analysis of hospitalized burned patients in bandar abbass, iran.

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Dept. of Public Health ,School of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Badar Abbas, Iran.

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the causes and outcomes of burn in patients referred to Shahid Mohammadi Hospital in Bandar Abbass, southern Iran, in which 212 burned patients were assessed from March 2007 to March 2008 .Mean age of patients was 22.14 yr. Heat contact was the main cause of burn with 92.5%. 49.1% of total burns occurred among less than 20 yr old people. Mortality rate was 10.4%. Most of burns occurred at home. An educational program is necessary to prevent thermal burning at home.

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