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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-65

Epidemiological Study of Occurrence of Burns among Females Admitted In Burns Ward of Civil Hospital Ahmedabad


Professor and Head of Department, Community Medicine Department, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

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Rajshree Bhatt
Professor and Head of Department, Community Medicine Department, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad
India
Rajshree Bhatt
Professor and Head of Department, Community Medicine Department, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad
India
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Aims and Objectives: (1) To study epidemiological characteristic of female burn patients. (2) The reason for such injuries and possible strategies to reduce them. Methodology: This was a 6-months study from June 2011 to December 2011. 106 patients with different type of burns admitted in the Department of Plastic Surgery & Burns (C5 ward) of Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad were included in study. Data were collected using a pre tested questionnaire. Details were obtained from interviews with doctors, patients and relatives. Total body surface area (TBSA) was estimated by Doctors of Plastic Surgery & Burns. Analysis was done in Epi Info version 3.5.1. Result: Out of 106 patients, majority belong to 15-40 years of age group (76%) with maximum mortality among them subsequently. 75% of them were married and most of them belonged to Schedule Cast (SC) and Socio Economic Backward Class(SEBC) and family belonged to socio economic class 4. Among them, 69.81% were literate and 57.55% lived in nuclear family. Among the admitted, 86% of women got burns due to accidental injuries with 87.74% had a flame type of burn. Hired vehicle (41.51%) and 108 or ambulance (51.89%) were the commonest modes of transport to reach hospital facility. 75% of them reached within an hour and mostly accompanied by the husband and 87% got the first aid treatment at home by covering with blanket. TBSA more than 50% have highest mortality.


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