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Table 2 Distribution of the type of burn by age

From: Pattern of childhood burn injuries and their management outcome at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania

Age group (in years) Type of burn Total
  Scald Flame Chemical Contact Electrical  
0-2 114 (33.3%) 40 (11.7%) 1 (0.3%) 2 (0.6%) - 157 (45.9%)
3-5 56 (16.4%) 35 (10.2%) 1 (0.3%) 1 (0.3%) - 93 (27.2%)
6-10 22 (6.4%) 63 (18.4%) 3 (0.9%) 1 (0.3%) 3 (0.9%) 92 (26.9%)
Total 192 (56.1%) 138 (40.4%) 5 (1.5%) 4 (1.2%) 3 (0.9%) 342 (100%)