Indian Journal of Burns

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62--65

An epidemiological survey of burn injuries in rural area, Bhopal: A cross-sectional study


Sumit Dutt Bhardwaj, Umesh Sinha 
 Department of Community Medicine, Chirayu Medical College, Bhopal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Dutt Bhardwaj
Department of Community Medicine, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital, Bairagarh, Bhopal
India

Background: A large number of burn injuries in India go unreported; injuries are largely preventable but still burn injuries lead to deformities and contractures limiting optimum and normal functioning of the individual. Materials and Methods: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted in the rural village of Phanda block. A house-to-house survey was conducted and the interview technique was employed to collect the data. Results: A total of 756 households with 3,677 population were surveyed. There were total 309 (8.4%) patients with burn injuries during the last 6 months. Majority of the patients were females (54.7%). Out of the total domestic burns, 71.3% occurred in the kitchen. Conclusion: Burn injuries are a serious public health problem. These injuries are preventable through design and promotion of more aggressive prevention programs especially for flame injuries occurring in the home environment.


How to cite this article:
Bhardwaj SD, Sinha U. An epidemiological survey of burn injuries in rural area, Bhopal: A cross-sectional study.Indian J Burns 2012;20:62-65


How to cite this URL:
Bhardwaj SD, Sinha U. An epidemiological survey of burn injuries in rural area, Bhopal: A cross-sectional study. Indian J Burns [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];20:62-65
Available from: https://www.ijburns.com/article.asp?issn=0971-653X;year=2012;volume=20;issue=1;spage=62;epage=65;aulast=Bhardwaj;type=0