IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-6-2-10081 Original Research Paper Electrical and Thermal Burns in Jhalawar Region GAUTAM Dr. February 2017 6 2 01 02 ABSTRACT

 Developing countries have a high incidence of burn injuries making them an endemic health hazard. High population density, illiteracy and poverty are the main demographic factors associated with high risk of burn injuries. Total of 105 patients were enrolled in our one–year study. Young adults with preponderance of female sex constituted main age group in our study series. Thermal injuries were seen in 68% of patients and kitchen was the predominant place of accident. 32% of patients had burns involving more than 60% of total body surface area. 56.7% of mortality was seen in our study cases.