Table 3

Abuse in inpatient scalds

Incidence
Tap water scalds No (%)Other scaldsNo (%)
21, p<0.001.
“Stress”21 (37.5)13 (19.4)*
Abuse 6 (10.7) 1 (1.5)
Suspected abuse10 (17.9) 3 (4.5)
Total abuse16 (28.6) 4 (6.0)*
Total56 (100.0)67 (100.0)
Associations
Abused males/total males11/30 (36.7%)
Abused females/total females 5/26 (19.3%)
Abuse—adult in the same room as the victim10/21 (47.6%)
Abuse—adult in other room than the victim 6/23 (26.1%)
Abuse—person other than attendant at time of injury took victim for medical care
    Tap water 5/7 (71.4%)
    Other scald 4/7 (57.1%)
Abuse—adult drew the tap water12/20 (60.0%)
Abuse—scald seen promptly 9/41 (21.9%)
Abuse—delay in seeking care >2 hours 7/10 (70.0%)