Descriptive epidemiology of unintentional burn injuries admitted to a tertiary-level government hospital in Nepal

N.P. Sharma, Janine Duke, B.B. Lama, B. Thapa, P. Dahal, N.D. Bariya, W. Marston, Hilary Wallace

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    Abstract

    © 2014 APJPH. This study describes the epidemiology of unintentional adult burn injury admissions in a tertiary hospital in Nepal, from 2002 to 2013, focusing on gender-specific patterns. Chi-square tests and Wilcoxon Rank Sum tests were performed. There were 819 unintentional burn admissions: 52% were male and 58% younger than 35 years. The median percentage total body surface area burned (interquartile range) was greater in females than in males (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)551-560
    JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
    Volume27
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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