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Table 1 Main characteristics of studies included in the review (n = 71)

From: Epidemiology of burn injuries in the East Mediterranean Region: a systematic review

Characteristic Number of studies Percent
Country   
   Iran 31 44
   Saudi Arabia 9 13
   Egypt 7 10
   Kuwait 6 9
   Pakistan 6 9
   Tunisia 3 4
   Jordan 2 3
   Iraq 2 3
   UAE 2 3
   Afghanistan 1 1
   Morocco 1 1
   Oman 1 1
Year of Publication   
   2007(first 3 months) 2 3
   2006 11 15
   2005 8 11
   2004 8 11
   2003 4 6
   2002 8 11
   2001 3 4
   2000 6 8
   1999 3 4
   1998 7 10
   1997 11 15
Study design   
   Survey/retrospective 44 62
   Prospective 27 38
Setting   
   Hospital 62 87
   Community 8 11
   Forensic records 1 1
Patient type   
   Only admissions 46 65
   Admissions & outpatients 15 21
   Only outpatients 10 14
Injury type   
   Burns only 55 77
   All injuries 16 23
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