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Epidemiology and Mortality of Burn Injuries in Eastern Iran Since 2009: An Analysis of 2115 Cases

(2019) Epidemiology and Mortality of Burn Injuries in Eastern Iran Since 2009: An Analysis of 2115 Cases. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction. e66232. ISSN 2251-872X

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Abstract

Background: Historically, burn injuries have been accompanied by bad prognosis. With the advances in recovering fluids and the early excision of burn scars, the survival rate has increased for severe burn patients. Objectives: The study aimed to analyze the epidemiology of burn injuries in Zahedan, Eastern Iran. Patients and Methods: This retrospective study examined 2173 burn patients for eight years. The research data were extracted from patients’ files and analyzed by SPSS 22 using the chi square test, t test and ANOVA. Results: In sum, out of 2173 files, 2115 files were analyzed. About two-thirds (71%) of burns were due to flame, one-fifth (21.2%) to boiling water, and 8% to other means. There was a significant relationship between patients’ age, gender, burn percentage, burn degree, burn cause, burn occurrence season, hospitalization duration, and addiction or non-addiction status with rate of death (P < 0.001). Conclusions: In this region of Iran, burn is influenced by families’ culture, economy, urban service level, workplace, home heating devices, type of people’s clothing, and awareness. The statistical analysis of the existing data completely indicated the epidemiology of burns in Eastern Iran.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Burns; Boiling Water; Epidemiology; Flame Burn; Iran; Self-Injury
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 140-180 Pathologic Processes
W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 87-96 Professional Practice
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Psychiatric
Page Range: e66232
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction
Journal Index: Scopus, ISC
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Publisher: Kowsar
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5812/ijhrba.66232
ISSN: 2251-872X
Depositing User: خانم صدیقه معلمی
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3031

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