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J Pak Med Assoc. 2013 Dec;63(12):1476-81.

Epidemiology of burn injuries in south-eastern Iran: a retrospective study.

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1
Health Promotion Research Centre & Faculty of Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.
2
Khatam Hospital, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.
3
School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the epidemiology of burn injuries in Zahedan, Southeastern Iran.

METHODS:

A retrospective review of 730 medical records, of burnt patients, for a period of two years was done. Predesigned data recording forms were used to collect data. The SPSS-15 was used to analyze data.

RESULTS:

Overall, 713 medical records were analyzed: two-thirds (62.0%) were fire-related and one-third related to scalds (33.1%). Intentional self-harm injuries accounted for 14.3% of all admissions. A significant difference existed between patients' age or sex and the causes of burns (P < 0.001). Burns more than 60% closely correlated with death rate and hospital stay (P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Lack of the necessary, socio-economic infrastructure, language and cultural barriers, low level of literacy, flammability of women's clothes and unsafe application/design of stove and heaters are likely to contribute to the high frequency of burn injuries in this area.

PMID:
24397088
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