Table 2

Distribution of body burns by body region in FDNY firefighters and rate/1000 serious fires

TU 1993 (n=1263)MU 1995 (n=1237)MMU 1998 (n=983)TU 1993 (n=1263)MU 1995 (n=1237)MMU 1998 (n=983)TU 1993 (n=1263)MU 1995 (n=1237)MMU 1998 (n=983)
TU = traditional uniform (5/1/93–8/31/93). MU = modern uniform (5/1/95–8/31/95).
MMU = modified modern uniform (5/1/98–8/31/98). All burns = trunk + upper + lower extremities.
Upper leg = above the knee. Mid-leg = knee to above ankle. Lower leg = ankle and below.
Upper arm = above the elbow. Mid-arm = elbow to above wrist. Lower arm = wrist, hand and fingers.
*p≤0.05 (MU v TU). **p≤0.05 (MMU v TU).
All burns Upper extremity Lower extremity
1 Burn215473314126161121317
2 Burns394617031501
>3 Burns2103301901
Total362394718626251761322
Burns/1000 fires28732*48**14721*28**13911*22**
Upper arm Mid-arm Lower arm
1 Burn3007311372315
2 Burns0000001403
>3 Burns000000301
Total3007311762324
Burns/1000 fires20062113919*24**
Upper leg Mid-leg Lower leg
1 Burn2203941215611
2 Burns0001200000
>3 Burns000901000
Total22031481218611
Burns/1000 fires170311710*18**511