Table 1

Numbers and percentages of patients with fire related injuries, and rates of fire related injuries, according to external cause of injury

Description (code)*No (%) patientsRate/100 000 person years (95% CI)
*Based on World Health Organisation International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
† Occurred while moving a flaming chip pan off the stove.
‡ Involved explosion of gas during ignition of gas cooker with match.
Uncontrolled fire in building (X00) 82 (63)22.4 (17.8 to 27.8)
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames, undetermined intent (Y26) 12 (9) 3.3 (1.7 to 5.7)
Intentional assault by smoke, fire, and flames (X97) 11 (8) 3.0 (1.5 to 5.4)
Ignition or melting of nightwear or other clothing and apparel (X05, X06) 8 (6) 2.2 (0.9 to 4.3)
Controlled fire in building (X02) 5 (4) 1.4 (0.4 to 3.2)
Other specified smoke, fire, and flames (X08) 4 (3) 1.1 (0.3 to 2.8)
Intentional self harm by smoke, fire, and flames (X76) 3 (2) 0.8 (0.2 to 2.4)
Contact with hot drinks, food, fats, and cooking oil† (X10) 3 (2) 0.8 (0.2 to 2.4)
Explosion of other materials‡ (W40) 2 (2) 0.5 (0.1 to 2.0)
Ignition of highly flammable material (X04) 1 (1) 0.3 (0.0 to 1.6)
Total131 (100)35.8 (29.9 to 42.5)