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Deaths due to burns in Adana, Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18378090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 502 deaths due to burn, which comprised 5.7% of all medicolegal deaths were reviewed in order to determine general features of burn related death. Victims' ages were ranged between 2 months and 91 years, and male to female ratio was 1.7. The majority of the victims (175 cases, 35.9%) were in the 0-5 age group, followed by 21-30 age group with 83 cases. Unintentional burning (91.4%) was the most common manner of deaths followed by suicide (4.6%) and homicide (2%) burning. Although fire burns constituted 57% of overall, scalding related burns (138 cases, 65.7%) were the commonest type under 10 years of age. The present study will contribute to taking and disseminating safety measures by determining general properties and risk factors of such preventable deaths.
Ahmet Hilal; Necmi Cekin; Mustafa Arslan; Mete k Gulmen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1879-1409     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2008-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  982-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cukurova University School of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Body Surface Area
Burns / etiology,  mortality*,  pathology
Burns, Electric / mortality,  pathology
Child, Preschool
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / etiology,  mortality*,  pathology
Turkey / epidemiology

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