Table 3

IRR for burn incidence in the UK between countries for emergency attendance, hospital admission and mortality.

Mortality
 Country comparisonEngland and Wales–Scotland
 P value0.15
 IRR (95% CI)0.42 (0.1 to 3.9)
Hospital admissions
 Country comparisonEngland–WalesEngland–ScotlandEngland–NIWales–ScotlandWales–NIScotland–NI
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.0010.50.20.2
 IRR (95% CI)2.0 (1.7 to 2.3)1.9 (1.7 to 2.2)2.1 (1.8 to 2.5)1.0 (0.8 to 1.2)1.1 (0.9 to 1.4)1.1 (0.9 to 1.3)
Hospital admissions to Specialist Burns Units
 Country comparisonEngland–Wales
 P value<0.001
 IRR (95% CI)0.6 (0.5 to 0.7)
Emergency attendance
 Country comparisonEngland–Wales
 P value<0.001
 IRR (95% CI)1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)
  • General practice not available by country.NI mortality IRR are not calculated as there were no mortality burns cases in NI.For emergency attendances, there were insufficient data for other UK IRR. P values are derived from the incidence rate ratio command in Stata. We used the ‘midp’ one-sided exact significance calculated as a binomial probability.

  • NI, Northern Ireland.