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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144-148

Demographic characteristics of burn injuries refer to burn center of Northern of Iran


1 Health Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology, Health Sciences Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Mazandaran, Iran
3 Ph.D Student of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4 Student Research Committee, Health Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdolreza Jafari Rad
Health Science Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JNMS.JNMS_14_19

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Context: Burns and associated injuries are considered as the most severe types of trauma leading to multiple disabilities. Hence, obtaining information from the burn-related demographic variables is also of particular importance. The consequences of the burn include mortality, high hospital costs, and mental and emotional health problems. Aims: The current study was conducted to determine the demographic information affecting the mortality rate among burn patients in Burn Center of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Sari, Iran). Settings and Design: This is a cross-sectional analytical study done in 2016. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted using the medical records of 629 patients hospitalized in the Burn Departments and BICU of the Burn center of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Sari, Iran) in 2015. All participants were included through the headcount technique. Settings and Design: This is a cross-sectional analytical study done in 2016. Statistical Analysis Used: Mean, standard deviation (SD), and Probit regression and logistic regression were used for statistical analysis. The data were analyzed using the Spearman correlation coefficient and Chi-square test through the SPSS version 16. Results: The mean age of participants was 32.95 (SD = 22.17) years old. There were 93 patients (18.4%) aged below 5 years. The mean length of hospital stay was 13.69 ± 12.78 days. The majority of fatal burn injuries (77%) occurred at home. In this study, the lethal area 50 was obtained as 66.7%. A significant correlation was observed between demographic variables (age and educational attainment) and consequences of burn injuries. Conclusion: Considering the relationship between the effects of burns on age and educational level, investment in promoting awareness among people at different levels is recommended to prevent relevant incidents as an effective and necessary measure.


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