Table 2

Initial place of attention, time of delay to seek attention, location of the accident and classification of burns by agent, mechanism of exposure to hot liquids, and extension

Frequency (%) (n=720)
*n=655 for this category; †BSA, body surface area.
Place of initial attention
    Hospital489 (67.9)
    Health post196 (27.2)
    Other35 (4.9)
Delay to seek attention (hours)
    0–4521 (72.4)
    5–921 (2.9)
    10–148 (1.1)
    15–1913 (1.8)
    20–2432 (4.4)
    24–4824 (3.3)
    48+101 (14)
Location
    Patient's house558 (77.5)
    Neighbor's house16 (2.2)
    Relative's house81 (11.2)
    School7 (1)
    Other58 (8.1)
Site inside the house*
    Living room38 (5.8)
    Dining room27 (4.1)
    Bedroom57 (8.7)
    Room used for cooking444 (67.8)
    Bathroom12 (1.8)
    Other77 (11.8)
Burn agent
    Hot liquids535 (74.3)
        Hot water[403 (75.4)]
        Meals[77 (14.3)]
        Other[55 (10.3)]
    Fire91 (12.7)
    Hot surfaces37 (5.2)
    Electricity27 (3.7)
    Fireworks24 (3.3)
    Other6 (0.8)
Mechanism of exposure to hot liquids
    Projection426 (79.7)
    Immersion109 (20.3)
Extension (% of BSA†)
    0–1149 (20.6)
    2–3154 (21.3)
    4–5135 (18.8)
    6–9151 (21.0)
    10–1474 (10.3)
    15–1921 (2.9)
    20+36 (5.0)