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Faramarzi H, Bagheri P, Mohammadi A, Hadizadeh E. Epidemiology of Burn in Fars Province in 2009. irje 2012; 8 (2) :54-64
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Background & Objectives: Burns is one the important injuries which may result vital impairment and disability. Burn injuries are still common particularly in developing countries. Assessment of the epidemiology of burns is very important to make effective preventive methods. This study was conducted in Fars province to assess and describe the epidemiology of burns including its main causes, and its demographic factors.
Methods: All epidemiological data of patients with burn admitted to the hospitals in Fars province during 2010 were analyzed in this descriptive study.
Results: Total of 328 patients with mean age 25.93±17.94 were included. It consisted of 178 male patients (54.3%) and 150 female patients (45.7%), The most common accident age was 26 years, the average percentage of burn was 36.63± 26.63%, average hospital stay in hospital was 13.40±12.72 days, 249 cases had unintentional injury (91/75%) and 79 cased had intentional (24.9%), The main reason for  intentional burns was divorce (16.76%), the most common month accident was December, the overall cumulative incidence of burn injuries was 7.28% in 100000 people (person per year) and the burn fatality rate was 29.88%
Conclusion: Epidemiology of burn injuries in Fars province indicates that effective public health programs on this issue would help to reduce the incidence of burn injuries in this region.

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Received: 2011/08/21 | Accepted: 2011/11/26 | Published: 2013/08/18

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