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Citation

Chatterjee BF, Barancik JI, Fratianne RB, Waltz RC, Fife D. J. Trauma 1986; 26(9): 844-847.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1986, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

3746961

Abstract

Burn injury cases were identified from a population-based sample of trauma visits to hospital emergency departments in northeastern Ohio during 1977. The 199 cases represented 2.4% of all trauma incidence visits by residents of the five-county study region. Ninety-five per cent of the burn cases were released from the emergency department directly after treatment. The annual incidence rate of emergency department-treated burns was 4.7 per 1,000 population. Incidence rates for males were twice those for females. The age groups with the highest annual incidence rates were those under 5 years of age and 25-34 years (seven and eight cases per 1,000 population, respectively). Most burns occurred at home or the workplace. The youngest employed age group sustained the highest rate of work-related burns. Hot or corrosive substances caused two thirds of all burns; fire and flames caused one fourth.

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