From 1980 to 1989,45 patients with clothing burn injuries were admitted into the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria.
Children aged 15 years and below numbered 30 and adults aged 16 years and above totalled 15.
There was a female preponderance in the ratio of 1,8 : 1. The cumulative monthly frequency between October and February recorded the highest number of admissions (77 per cent) with a peak in January (31 per cent).
The involvement of women and children especially those below the age of 5 years is noteworthy.
Eighty per cent of the patients had a major injury with a total mortality of 42 per cent.
Mots-clés Pascal : Brûlure, Vêtement, Nigéria, Afrique, Homme, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Burn, Clothing, Nigeria, Africa, Human, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Trauma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0537469
Code Inist : 002B16J. Création : 199501.