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A Study of Demographic Pattern of Burn Cases

Manoj Kr. Singha

Abstract


Burns are one of the severe traumas that an individual can suffer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), injuries related to burn is a global public problem mainly in low and middle income countries. The present study was undertaken to find the demographic patterns of death due to burn in Barpeta District, Assam, India. This study included all the deaths due to burn reported in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital (FAAMCH), Barpeta, Assam, India for autopsy during the year 2014. A total of 36 (out of total autopsy 514) deaths due to burn were studied and majority of the cases were found to be female. Shock was found to be the most common cause of death and most common age group involved was 21–30 years.

Keywords: Barpeta, burn, autopsy, shock, demographic patterns

Cite this Article

Singha MK. A Study of Demographic Pattern of Burn Cases. Research & Reviews: Journal of Computational Biology. 2016; 5(3): 28–30p.


 


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