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Epidemiology of burn injuries at a newly established burn care center in rasht.

Alavi CE, Salehi SH, Tolouei M, Paydary K, Samidoust P, Mobayen M - Trauma Mon (2012)

Bottom Line: Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years.In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

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Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Advances in the care of burn injuries have resulted from the efforts of regional patient-based specialist teams at burn care centers.

Objectives: We conducted this study to assess the four-year epidemiology of burn injuries in Rasht, Iran.

Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, medical records of 2274 burn patients, treated at Velayat hospital from January 2007 to December 2010 in Rasht, Iran, were assessed. Age, sex, level of education, occupation, severity and degree of burn, burn surface area, burn cause and outcome of patients were evaluated.

Results: In our study the overall mortality rate was 8.7%; 65.7% of patients were men and 34.3% were women. Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years. Mean Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) was 15.24 ± 18.4. Lowest TBSA was 0.5% and highest TBSA was 100%. Significant associations were observed between age (P = 0.0001), place of residence (P = 0.004), level of education (P = 0.0001), unemployment (P = 0.0001), marital status (P = 0.021), causes of burn (P = 0.0001), TBSA (P = 0.0001) and mortality rate. In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).

Conclusions: Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

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Mentions: In this study, Table 1 shows the year of admission, Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) and length of hospitalization period of patients in addition to seasonal distribution and place of burn events were assessed. The overall mortality rate was 8.7% while65.7% of patients were men and 34.3% were women. Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years with a minimum and maximum age of one month and 92 years, respectively. Figure 1 shows the age distribution of patients. In the study population 64.1% were residents of urban areas and 35.9 % were residents of rural areas. Moreover, 18.7% of the hospitalized patients were illiterate, 16.1% had elementary education, 62.3% had diploma and only 2.9% of patients had academic education. Sixty seven percent of the patients were married and 33% were single. Most burns had occurred at home.(Figures 2 and 3)


Epidemiology of burn injuries at a newly established burn care center in rasht.

Alavi CE, Salehi SH, Tolouei M, Paydary K, Samidoust P, Mobayen M - Trauma Mon (2012)

Age Distribution of Patients
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig356: Age Distribution of Patients
Mentions: In this study, Table 1 shows the year of admission, Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) and length of hospitalization period of patients in addition to seasonal distribution and place of burn events were assessed. The overall mortality rate was 8.7% while65.7% of patients were men and 34.3% were women. Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years with a minimum and maximum age of one month and 92 years, respectively. Figure 1 shows the age distribution of patients. In the study population 64.1% were residents of urban areas and 35.9 % were residents of rural areas. Moreover, 18.7% of the hospitalized patients were illiterate, 16.1% had elementary education, 62.3% had diploma and only 2.9% of patients had academic education. Sixty seven percent of the patients were married and 33% were single. Most burns had occurred at home.(Figures 2 and 3)

Bottom Line: Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years.In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Advances in the care of burn injuries have resulted from the efforts of regional patient-based specialist teams at burn care centers.

Objectives: We conducted this study to assess the four-year epidemiology of burn injuries in Rasht, Iran.

Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, medical records of 2274 burn patients, treated at Velayat hospital from January 2007 to December 2010 in Rasht, Iran, were assessed. Age, sex, level of education, occupation, severity and degree of burn, burn surface area, burn cause and outcome of patients were evaluated.

Results: In our study the overall mortality rate was 8.7%; 65.7% of patients were men and 34.3% were women. Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years. Mean Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) was 15.24 ± 18.4. Lowest TBSA was 0.5% and highest TBSA was 100%. Significant associations were observed between age (P = 0.0001), place of residence (P = 0.004), level of education (P = 0.0001), unemployment (P = 0.0001), marital status (P = 0.021), causes of burn (P = 0.0001), TBSA (P = 0.0001) and mortality rate. In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).

Conclusions: Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

No MeSH data available.


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