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Table 2 Burn characteristics for those with self-harm, assault and unintentional burns

From: A population-based comparison study of the mental health of patients with intentional and unintentional burns

Characteristics Self-harm burns (N = 360), n (%) Assault burns (N = 206), n (%) Unintentional burns (N = 30,431), n (%)
Burn depth*
 Erythema 53 (14.7) 36 (17.5) 3250 (10.7)
 Partial thickness 122 (33.9) 92 (44.7) 10,957 (36.0)
 Full thickness 106 (29.4) 38 (18.4) 4246 (14.0)
%TBSA *
 0–9% 253 (70.3) 128 (62.1) 13,214 (43.4)
 10–19% 12 (3.3) 16 (7.8) 1226 (4.0)
 ≥ 20% 59 (16.4) 23 (11.2) 829 (2.7)
Burn location
 Head/neck 56 (15.6) 70 (34.0) 6258 (20.6)
 Torso 86 (23.9) 110 (53.4) 7066 (23.2)
 Arms/hands 284 (78.9) 101 (49.0) 12,759 (41.9)
 Legs/feet 88 (24.4) 56 (27.2) 10,393 (34.2)
 Other 13 (3.6) 8 (3.9) 2867 (9.4)
Burn cause
 Fire/flame 301 (83.6) 102 (49.5) 10,734 (35.3)
 Scald 59 (16.4) 104 (50.5) 11,228 (36.9)
 Other/unknown 0 0 8469 (27.8)
  1. *Missing values relate to burn records with International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code ‘unspecified’ depth and total body surface area (TBSA)