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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF HOSPITALIZED BURN PATIENTS IN RURAL AREA

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Author(s): Jayant D Deshpande | Padmakar K Baviskar | Deepak B Phalke

Journal: International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
ISSN 2229-3809

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 263;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Burn | epidemiology | determinants

ABSTRACT
Background: Burns represent one of the major health problems in India.Objective: To study some of the important epidemiological factors in relation to burn cases. Methods: Present study was retrospective study of all burn injury cases admitted hospital situated in rural area. The information obtained was tabulated analyzed using the software GraphPad Instat. Results: Overall female burn patients were significantly higher than male. Majority of female patients had total burn surface area more than 35% whereas 48.70% of the male patients had a total burn surface area more than 35% (χ2= 7.99, p = 0.005). Thermal burn was the commonest cause of burn followed by scalds. In majority of the patients (91.8%) burns were caused by flame occurred at home.Conclusion: Public education on safer first-aid practices and availability of good burn care facilities is necessary.
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