Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries

DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE
AND
SOCIAL MEDICINE

A PROJECT ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF BURN INJURIES

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
DR. KALPANA KALE
MD PSM
DR. MOHAN RAUT
MD PSM

PROJECT BY
PRATEEK LADDHA
D4 2003
NARENDRA VARMA
D1A 2003

INTRODUCTION:
In 1998, India was the only country in the world where fire (burns) was classified among the 15 leading causes of death. High mortality in young married women from burns has already become an alarming and contentious medical problem in rural India. The incidences of burn mortality by age, sex, residence, marital status; manner and reasons have been reported only infrequently from the rural parts of India. From a total of 4042 medico legal deaths reported at an Apex medical centre of a rural health district, over a period of 5 years 1997–2001, 942 deaths (23.3%) were due to burns; with mortality rate of 15.1 per year per 100,000 populations. Of all burn death cases, 80.8% were females, 82.4% married ones, 71.9% belonged to the young age group of 21–40 years and 75.0% came from the rural parts of the district. Out of all burn deaths, 50.7% were accidental, 47.8% suicidal and 1.5% were homicidal in manner. In all female suicides, burns were the commonest method adopted by over 60% females. Torture by in-laws (32.1%) was the commonest reason for committing suicide by burns in married women. The present study has tried to identify the high-risk group and reasons for high burn mortality in this rural area. Religious and sociocultural reasons prevalent in the area are discussed, which play the determinant role in such a high mortality rate in burns in rural India. Further studies in India into psychodynamics of sociocultural, religious and family life are advised.
Reference:
Burns, Volume 29, Issue 3, May 2003, Pages 270-275
Anil K. Batra

      Indian women, twice as likely to burn to death

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