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dc.contributor.authorPontificia Universidad Javeriana. Facultad de Medicina. Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística
dc.contributor.authorNavarrete Aldana, Norberto
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez Malagon, Nelcy
dc.identifier.issn2321-3868 / 2321-3876 (Electrónico)spa
dc.sourceBurns & Trauma; Vol. 4 Núm. 8 (2016)spa
dc.titleEpidemiologic characteristics of death by burn injury from 2000 to 2009 in Colombia, South America : a population-based studyspa
dc.description.tipoarticuloArtículo de investigaciónspa
dc.format.soportePapel / Electrónicospa
dc.description.abstractenglishBackground: Burns are one of the most severe traumas that an individual can suffer. The World Health Organization (WHO) affirms that injuries related to burns are a global public health problem mainly in low- and middle-income countries. The first step towards reducing any preventable injury is based on accurate information. In Colombia, the basic epidemiological characteristics of burn injuries are unknown. The objectives were establishing the causes, high-risk populations, mortality rate, and tendencies of burn deaths. Methods: Observational, analytical, population-based study based on official death certificate occurred between 2000 and 2009. All codes of the International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision (ICD-10) related to burns were included. The mortality rates were standardized using the WHO world average age weights 2000–2025. To determine the tendency, an average annual percent change (AACP) was calculated. Results: A total of 5448 deaths due to burns were identified; 78.4 % were men. The crude and adjusted burn mortality rate was 1.270 and 1.302 per 100,000, respectively. The AACP was −5.25 %. Electrical injury caused the greatest number of deaths (49.5 %), followed by fire and lightning injuries. A total of 1197 (22.1 %) children were under 15 years old. The causes of deaths were different among age groups. 59.4 % deaths occurred outside health institutions. Conclusions: This study is a first step in identifying the main causes of death and groups with higher mortality rates. Electricity is the main cause of deaths due to burn injury. Further research is required in order to generate awareness among government and community for reducing the number of injuries and burn deaths in our
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