STARTLING BURN FACTS


STARTLING BURN FACTS

  • The estimated annual burn incidence in India is approximately 6-7 million per year.
  • The ratio of specialized Burns beds in the government hospitals to the number of incidences
  • Requiring hospitalization is a dismal 1:1000.
  • Burns is the largest killer of young women (18 to 35 years) in our country (India).
  • Burns is next only to road accidents in being a primary cause of accidental deaths in India.
  • Child deaths in South East Asia are more due to Burns, than even Tuberculosis.
  • There are more instances of life threatening burn accidents than people contracting HIV.
  • Nearly 173 000 Bangladeshi children are moderately or severely burnt every year.
  • In Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt and Pakistan, while 17% of the children with burns have a temporary disability, 18% have a permanent disability.
  • Burns are the second most common injury type in rural Nepal, accounting for 5% of disabilities.
  • In 2008, over 410 000 burn injuries occurred in the United States of America, with approximately 40 000 requiring hospitalization.
  • On average in the United States in 2010, someone died in a fire every 169 minutes, and someone was injured every 30 minutes.
  • For 2000, direct costs for care of children with burns in the United States of America exceeded US$ 211 million.
  • In Norway, costs for hospital burn management in 2007 exceeded €10.5 million.
  • In South Africa an estimated US$ 26 million is spent annually for care of burns from kerosene (paraffin) cook-stove incidents.

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