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Table 2 Burn injury mechanism, place of burn and cause of deaths in survivors and non-survivors in a Malaysian burns intensive care unit

From: Survival analysis and mortality predictors of hospitalized severe burn victims in a Malaysian burns intensive care unit

Variable All episodes, n (%) Survivor, n (%) Non-survivor, n (%)
(n = 393) (n = 345) (n = 48)
Burn injury mechanism
 Thermal 343 (87.3) 303 (87.8) 40 (83.3)
 Chemical 31 (7.9) 25 (7.2) 6 (12.5)
 Electrical 15 (38.5) 14 (4.1) 1 (2.1)
 Others 4 (1.0) 3 (0.9) 1 (2.1)
Place of burn
 Household 189 (48.1) 168 (48.7) 21 (43.8)
 Industrial 137 (34.9) 121 (35.1) 16 (33.3)
 Road traffic accident 29 (7.4) 25 (7.2) 4 (8.3)
 Non-accidental 43 (10.9) 33 (9.6) 10 (20.8)
 Others 87 (22.1) 82 (23.8) 5 (10.4)
Cause of death
 Sepsis 19 (39.6)
 Inhalation injury 16 (33.3)
 Multi-organ failure 9 (18.8)
 ARDS 3 (6.3)
 Others 1 (2.1)
  1. ARDS acute respiratory disdress syndrome