Burn mortality in Chandigarh zone: 25 years autopsy experience from a tertiary care hospital of India.

@article{Singh1998BurnMI,
  title={Burn mortality in Chandigarh zone: 25 years autopsy experience from a tertiary care hospital of India.},
  author={Dalbir Singh and Anjana Singh and Arun Kumar Sharma and Lavina Sodhi},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={150-6}
}
An analysis of autopsy records of burn victims revealed that most burn deaths occurred in the age group 21-40 years (67 per cent) with female preponderance (61 per cent) in all age groups except in the extreme age groups. 62 per cent of burn cases originated in urban areas. The majority of subjects (99 per cent females and 76 per cent males) died as a result of flame burns. Kerosene was the most common factor (76 per cent) in burn deaths. 11 per cent of deaths were due to the stove bursting and… CONTINUE READING