Association between socioeconomic status and burn injury severity.

  title={Association between socioeconomic status and burn injury severity.},
  author={Ju Ok Park and Sang Do Shin and Jaiyong Kim and Kyoung Jun Song and Michael D. Peck},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={35 4},
BACKGROUND It has been previously established that the incidence of burn is higher in lower socioeconomic (SES) groups. What is not clear, however, is whether or not the severity of burn is also higher in lower SES groups. The purpose of this study is to establish a relationship between household-level socioeconomic status (SES) and severity-based incidence of burn. METHODS A burn injury database was generated from the National Injury Database (2001-2003) with a 1-year follow-up period… CONTINUE READING