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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Abstract

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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