TABLE 10

Causes of Burns

No.Hot LiquidFlameElectricalChemicalOther
260.590.250.010.040.11
170.590.160.060.040.15
80.600.330.030.010.02
230.610.130.000.030.23
140.630.300.040.020.01
120.630.260.070.040.00
240.650.130.060.030.14
220.650.290.050.010.00
200.650.250.040.010.05
290.660.230.020.010.09
250.700.240.020.000.03
280.710.150.100.020.02
300.730.220.040.000.00
60.740.160.040.070.00
180.750.110.100.010.03
160.770.210.000.000.01
70.780.200.020.000.00
50.810.160.020.000.02
190.810.140.050.000.00
270.830.120.040.010.01
100.830.110.050.000.01
110.830.120.040.000.00
130.860.090.030.020.01
30.860.080.040.000.02
40.860.100.010.000.02
210.860.110.000.000.02
150.880.060.030.010.02
90.920.060.010.010.00
  • Arranged in ascending order according to the proportion of hot-liquid burns. All 28 studies reported cause of the burns; 19 articles reported the sequence of causes as hot liquid > flame > electricity > chemical. Scalding was, by far, the most predominant cause of burn reported in all the studies.