Assessment of risk factors of Cooking-related burn injury among children
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Background: To assess the risk predictors of cooking related burn injuries in children. Materials & methods: A sample size of 100 was decided. Incidence of burn injuries among these patients was evaluated. The children in the age group between 0-5 years were included. The complete data was collected. Risk factors of cooking related burn injuries was assessed. Results: A total of 100 subjects were enrolled. Children between 2 and 5 years were 3 times more likely to suffer burns in comparison with those below 1 year. Absence of separate kitchen in the house and lack of children supervision were also found to be risk factors associated with cooking burn injuries. Conclusion: The prevalence of burns among children under 5 years was high. Absence of separate kitchen in the house and lack of children supervision were also found to be risk factors associated with cooking burn injuries.
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