[Public hospital emergency department visits due to burns in Brazil, 2009].

@article{Gawryszewski2012PublicHE,
  title={[Public hospital emergency department visits due to burns in Brazil, 2009].},
  author={Vilma Pinheiro Gawryszewski and Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal and Nilza Nunes da Silva and Otaliba Lib{\^a}nio de Morais Neto and Marta Maria Alves da Silva and M{\'a}rcio D{\^e}nis Medeiros Mascarenhas and Na{\'i}za Nayla Bandeira de S{\'a} and Rosane Aparecida Monteiro and Deborah Carvalho Malta},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={629-40}
}
The objective was to analyze the characteristics of burn injuries treated in emergency departments (ED) and associated factors. This was a cross-sectional study of 761 ED visits collected through the National Injury Surveillance System in 2009. The majority of patients were males (58.6%), and the most prevalent age brackets were 30-49 years (23.1%) and 0-4 years (23%). Most burns occurred at home (62.1%), especially among females and children, and in commerce/services/industry/construction (19… CONTINUE READING