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Table 4 Incidence, sex, age, TBSA burnt and mortality in intentional self-harm burns

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

Year Country Sample Incidence/100,000 Sex % Age TBSA mean Mortality %
     Male Female Range Mean (median)   
1997 Egypt[73] 23 - 9 91 14-55 23.0 45 74.0
2002 Iran[74] 318 8.2 17 83 - 27.0 63 79.0
2003 Iran[75] 110 - 100 - 14-68 26.9(25) 76 77.0
2004 Iran[61] 412 12.5 1 99 15-72 25.5 66 79.6
2005 Iran[62] 35* - - 100 15-35 24.0 - -
2005 Iran[76] 98 7.7 24 77 11-68 27.0 63 76.0
2006 Iran[60] 358 6.5 26 74 - - - 65.5
2006 Iran[16] 54 18.1** 18 82 13-19 16.8 70 58.0
2006 Iran[51] 117 4.9 22 78 - 28.0 63 77.8
2007 Iran[77] 89 2.9 21 79 13-62 26.0(24) 63 56.0
2007 Iran[59] 37 2.1* 19 81 14-50 24.9   -
  1. * Only deaths included in this study but rate is for self-harm burns
  2. ** Only Adolescents aged 13-19 years
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