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Title: Epidemiological and sociocultural study of burn patients in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Attia, Ashraf F.
Sherif, Aida A.
Mandil, Ahmed M.
Massoud, M. Nabil
Abou Nazel, Mervat W.
Arafa, Moustafa A.
Issue Date: 1997
Language: English
Abstract: All burn cases admitted to the burns unit of Alexandria Main University Hospital over a period of one year were investigated. Burns were found to occur in younger age groups. There was an almost equal distribution of cases by sex, but when stratified by age, more females were found in most age groups. Most burns were domestic, with cooking being the most prevalent activity. Flame was the most common agent. Death occurred in about one-third of cases; when using logistic regression analysis, the outcome of the burn injury was significantly associated with age, sex, total surface area burnt and degree and depth of the burn
Description: 452-461
Keywords: Burns
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Social Factors
Subject: Burns
ISSN: 1020-3397
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