Author(s): Prakash D 1 , B. S. Madhu2 , Chandrashekar3 , Ashok Melapur4 , Ganapathi Puranik5
AIM: Burn injury is a serious public health Problem in developing countries like India. Study was conducted to know the male female ratio, percentage of born injury according to age and sex distribution, treatment and outcome in a Taluk hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A one year cross sectional study of all born injury patients admitted in Crawford General Hospital, Sakaleshpur was conducted between August 2013 to July 2014. Age group considered was from 1 year to 90 years. Data was obtained from a pre designed proforma from the hospital records and analyzed by Chi square test and percentages. RESULTS: Females were more prove for burn injuries and females had more percentages of total burn surface area. And as a result females had more mortality rate due to burns. Health education, early treatment, prompt effect in preventing the complications resulted in good recovery rate and reduced disability. CONCLUSIONS: As females had morbidity and mortality, safety measures, health education will reduce the causality prompt and early treatment will have better outcome and decrease disability.