Epidemiology of burns throughout the world. Part I: Distribution and risk factors.

@article{Peck2011EpidemiologyOB,
  title={Epidemiology of burns throughout the world. Part I: Distribution and risk factors.},
  author={Michael D. Peck},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={1087-100}
}
Globally in 2004, the incidence of burns severe enough to require medical attention was nearly 11 million people and ranked fourth in all injuries, higher than the combined incidence of tuberculosis and HIV infections. Fortunately, although burns and fires account for over 300,000 deaths each year throughout the world, the vast majority of burns are not fatal. Nonetheless, fire-related burns are also among the leading causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in low- and middle… CONTINUE READING