Epidemiology of Severe Burn Among Children in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

May 02, 2017

The article written by Alaghehbandan, R., Sikdar, K.C, Gladney, N., MacDonald, D. & Collins, K. D., published in Burns, 2012 Feb;38(1):136-40 identified epidemiological of  childhood burns in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In a population-based study  of children aged 0–16  who were hospitalized between April 1995 and March 2001. They found that differences in mean age for Newfoundland children from Labrador. Infants (0–1 year) had the highest rate of burn, followed by children aged 2–4 years (26.0 per 100,000 P-Y) (P < 0.0001). Labrador, a region with high indigenous population had a higher rate of burn compared to Newfoundland.  The  median age of patients with burns was 2 years for the island of Newfoundland portion of the province and 9 years in Labrador (P < 0.01). Overall, scald burn was the most frequent type of burn. Male children were more likely to sustain  burn injury.  Study results indicate a difference in the pattern of burn injury between the island portion of the province, Newfoundland, and mainland Labrador.

Please see the full article  DOI:10.1016/j.burns.2011.06.010 

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