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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2004, 6(1): 43-51 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of burn patients in Emam Reza Hospital, Birjand, 1998–2002
Shahnaz Tabiee * , Mariam Nakhaee
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Background and Aim: Burn injuries still produce a significant morbidity and mortality in Iran and other countries. This cross-sectional study was carried out to find the epidemiology of burn patients admitted to Birjand Emam Reza Hospital burn unit. Method: Medical records of 342 patients were assessed for demographic and burn characteristic data. Results: The results indicated that the 13.7% of the patients were hospitalized with a mean age of 23.1 years, and 55.6% of them were men. The mean BBS (Body Burn Surface) and mortality rates were higher in females. Most of the burn injuries were caused by domestic accidents (83.9%). Self-inflicted burns were higher in females (63.9%) and in 10-30 years old patients. There was significant correlation between mortality rate and age groups, gender as well as BBS (p<0.001). Among the prognostic factors in our study, self-inflicting (O.R:12.2608 CI:4.2600-35.2884) and BBS more than 40% (O.R:31.6546 CI:13.7134-73.0682) were identified as strong predisposings to death. Conclusion: Regarding to high-risk groups (children and young adults), prognostic factors and high mortality rate (%29.8) in burn patients, implementation of public educational programs for prevention and continuos education for care provider teams are essential.
Keywords: Key words: Birjand, Burn, Epidemiology.
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Received: 2011/06/2
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tabiee S, nakhaee M. Epidemiology of burn patients in Emam Reza Hospital, Birjand, 1998–2002. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2004; 6 (1) :43-51
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