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Table 4 Distribution of burn mortality* by season (N = 1020)

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

Season Burn cases Burn rate/100 000 (95% CI) Rate ratio (95% CI) P-value (two-tailed)
Summer (December to February) 231 1.9(1.6-2.1) 0.79 (0.66-0.94) 0.007
Autumn (March to May) 207 1.7(1.5-1.9) 0.71 (0.59-0.85) <0.001
Winter (June to August) 289 2.3(2.0-2.6) 0.99 (0.84-1.16) 0.086
Spring (September to November) 293 2.4(2.2-2.7) 1.00 -
  1. *Burn mortality rates described as mortality per 100 000 person-years.