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Table 1 Etiology of severe burn patients by gender, age, season, and location

From: Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of severe burn patients: results of a retrospective multicenter study in China, 2011–2015

Etiology Flame Scald Contact Chemical Electricity Explosion Others Total
Gender, n(%)
 Male 320(39.85) 311(38.73) 14(1.74) 23(2.86) 77(9.59) 49(6.10) 9(1.12) 803
 Female 137(42.41) 165(51.08) 1(0.31) 7(2.17) 4(1.38) 9(2.79) 0 323
 M to F ratio 0.94:1 0.76:1 5.63:1 1.32:1 7.74:1 2.19:1 1:1
Age (years), n(%)
 0–1 11(15.49) 58(81.69) 0 0 1(1.41) 1(1.41) 0 71
 1.1–3 9(4.05) 211(95.05) 0 1(0.45) 1(0.45) 0 0 222
 3.1–6 15(16.30) 76(82.61) 0 0 1(1.09) 0 0 92
 6.1–12 14(35.90) 17(43.59) 0 0 6(15.38) 2(5.13) 0 39
 12.1–18 16(66.67) 1(4.17) 0 0 6(25.00) 1(4.17) 0 24
 18.1–40 157(58.58) 41(15.30) 9(3.36) 8(2.99) 35(13.06) 15(5.60) 3(1.12) 268
 40.1–65 188(53.11) 69(19.49) 6(1.69) 20(5.65) 29(8.19) 36(10.17) 6(1.69) 354
 65.1+ 47(83.93) 3(5.36) 0 1(1.79) 2(3.57) 3(5.36) 0 56
Season, n(%)
 Winter 90(46.88) 73(38.02) 3(1.56) 2(1.04) 16(8.33) 7(3.65) 1(0.52) 192
 Spring 97(35.93) 126(46.67) 5(1.85) 7(2.59) 17(6.30) 16(5.93) 2(0.74) 270
 Summer 159(42.40) 141(37.60) 3(0.80) 16(4.27) 29(7.73) 22(5.87) 5(1.33) 375
 Autumn 111(38.41) 136(47.06) 4(1.38) 5(1.73) 19(6.57) 13(4.50) 1(0.35) 289
Location, n(%)
 Industrial 125(39.81) 72(22.93) 12(3.82) 23(7.32) 37(11.78) 38(12.10) 7(2.23) 314
 Home 236(36.25) 385(59.14) 1(0.15) 4(0.61) 9(1.38) 16(2.46) 0 651
 Public building 55(60.44) 7(7.69) 2(2.20) 1(1.10) 20(21.98) 4(4.40) 2(2.20) 91
 Others 41(58.57) 12(17.14) 0 2(2.86) 15(21.43) 0 0 70
Total, n(%) 457(40.59) 476(42.27) 15(1.33) 30(2.66) 81(7.19) 58(5.15) 9(0.80) 1126