Epidemiology of burn injuries in a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India

Priya Tiwari, T. C. Kavitha, Rajesh Kamath, Brayal D’souza, V. R. Roja, Sagarika Kamath

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Aim–To study the epidemiology of burn injuries in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Materials and methods-This study included 100 patients treated for burn injuries by the Department of plastic surgery. The patients were interviewed when they visited the hospital for follow-up. Results-The largest age group was 40-49 years(46%).The smallest age group was 18-29 years(10%).Male respondents constituted 63% of the sample.Female respondents constituted 37% of the sample.60% of respondents had secured a tertiary level of education.10% of respondents were illiterate.31% of respondents were unemployed;17% were housewives.47% of respondents were single;53% of respondents were married.50% of respondents took less than 1 month’s time to get back to work;5% of respondents took more than 6 months to get back to work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

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Epidemiology
Tertiary Healthcare
epidemiology
Teaching Hospitals
age group
India
Teaching
Wounds and Injuries
Surgery
surgery
Return to Work
Age Groups
Surveys and Questionnaires
Plastic Surgery
time

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Tiwari, Priya ; Kavitha, T. C. ; Kamath, Rajesh ; D’souza, Brayal ; Roja, V. R. ; Kamath, Sagarika. / Epidemiology of burn injuries in a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India. In: Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 206-209.
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In: Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.10.2018, p. 206-209.

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