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Table 1 Age specific distribution of burn mortality rates and incidence by sex and population group for 2001 to 2004 (N = 962)

From: Demographic and circumstantial accounts of burn mortality in Cape Town, South Africa, 2001-2004: An observational register based study

  Burn mortality rates (95% CI) and Incidence (n)*
     Population group
Age group (years) Overall Burn Rate
and Incidence
Male Rate
and Incidence
Female Rate
and Incidence
Black Coloured White & Asian
Children       
0-2 5.9 (4.3;8.0)
(42)
6.7 (4.3;10.0)
(24)
5.1 (3.0;8.1)
(18)
9.0(6.0;13.1)
(27)
4.6(2.6;7.7)
(15)
n/a
(0)#
3-6 4.7 (3.4;6.3)
(41)
4.8 (2.8;7.0) (21) 4.6 (2.8;7.1)
(20)
6.8(4.3;10.3)
(23)
4.2(2.5;6.6)
(18)
n/a
(0)#
7-12 2.2 (1.5;3.2)
(28)
3.0 (2.8;4.7)
(19)
1.5 (0.7;2.8)
(9)
4.5(2.7;7.1)
(18)
1.5(0.7;2.8)
(10)
n/a
(0)#
13-15 2.2 (1.2;3.7)
(14)
3.4 (1.5;5.7)
(11)
0.9 (0.2;2.7)
(3)
4.1(1.8;8.1)
(8)
1.8(0.6;3.8)
(6)
n/a
(0)#
Total 3.6 (3.0;4.3)
(125)
4.3(3.4;5.4)
(75)
2.9(2.2;3.8)
(50)
6.2(4.9;7.7)
(76)
2.8(2.1;3.7)
(49)
n/a
(0)#
All Ages       
0-15 3.6(3.0;4.3)
(125)
4.3(3.4;5.4)
(75)
2.9(2.2;3.8)
(50)
6.2(4.9;7.7)
(76)
2.8(2.1;3.7)
(49)
n/a
(0)#
16-24 7.4(6.3;8.6)
(158)
9.6(9.4;13.5)
(102)
5.2(3.9;6.7)
(56)
13.3(10.9;16.0)
(107)
5.0(3.7;6.5)
(50)
0.3(0.0;1.7)
(1)
25-38 12.8(11.5;14.0)
(396)
19.0(16.9;24.6)
(292)
6.6(7.4;10.4)
(104)
22.7(20.1;25.5)
(279)
8.3(6.8;10.0)
(112)
0.9(0.3;2.2)
(5)
39-50 10.9(9.2;12.2)
(194)
15.5(13.0;18.4)
(135)
6.3(4.7;7.9)
(59)
22.1(18.2;26.8)
(107)
9.2(7.3;11.4)
(82)
1.1(0.4;2.6)
(5)
51+ 5.2(4.1;6.3)
(89)
6.4(4.8;8.5)
(49)
4.1(2.9;5.6)
(40)
13.0(9.1;17.9)
(37)
5.4(3.9;7.3)
(41)
1.6(0.8;2.9)
(11)
Total 7.9(7.3;8.3)
(962)
10.9(10.1;11.8)
(653)
4.9(4.3;5.4)
(309)
15.0(13.9;16.3)
(606)
5.8(5.2;6.4)
(334)
0.9(0.6;1.3)
(22)
  1. * Burn mortality rates described as mortality per 100 000 person-years, with 95% confidence intervals; n describes all cases reported over the 4 year period.
  2. # No fatal burn cases were recorded for white and Asian children in Cape Town over the 2001 to 2004 period.
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