Frequency and analysis of acute kitchen burn injuries at Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Keywords:Burn Injuries, Home Settings, Kitchen
Objective: To describe the frequency and outcomes of acute kitchen burn patients who were admitted to the burn center. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Allied Burn & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Faisalabad Medical University. Period: August 2019 to August 2020. Material & Methods: A total of 566 cases were registered. In 293 cases, accident took place in kitchen, 153 cases occurred in home settings, 51 cases occurred at workplace and other 27 cases were in industry. 42 cases were reported at other different places. Results: A total of 566 burn cases occurring at different places including kitchen, home settings, workplace, industry and others, were included in the study. In 293 cases (51.766%) accidents took place in kitchen. Other 153 cases (27.03%) occurred in home settings. 51 cases (0.9%) occurred at workplace, 27 cases (0.45%) were in industry and 42 other cases (19.845%) were in different places. In 2019, total 172 cases were reported. Out of which 113 (65.7%) were males and 59 (34.3%) were females. In 2020, total 394 cases were reported. Out of which 237 (60.15%) were males and 157(39.85%) were females. All ages and both sexes were included. Our results showed that maximum accidents (51.766%) took place in kitchen. Males (61.84%) were affected more than females (38.16%). Regarding age, the group of children (˃10) was most to be effected (49%). Overall statistical analysis for patients was p ˂ 0.046, df =4, 95% CI. Conclusion: Combined with the previous knowledge, our research work provided great insight into the risk factors and detailed knowledge of burn injuries at different levels especially at home kitchen level.
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