TABLE 4

Distribution of Hospital Admissions Grouped According to Cause of Burn Injury for Infants Younger Than 5 Years in 4 Monthly Age Groups in Western Australia, 1983–2008

Cause of Burn InjuryAge GroupTotal, N (%)a
0–2 mo, n (%)3–5 mo, n (%)6–8 mo, n (%)9–11 mo, n (%)
Scald28 (27.5)43 (42.2)138 (52.1)266 (53.2)475 (49.0)
Flame6 (5.9)22 (21.6)47 (17.7)71 (14.2)146 (15.1)
Contact9 (8.8)19 (18.6)52 (19.6)136 (27.2)216 (22.3)
Chemical3 (2.9)2 (2.0)3 (1.1)9 (1.8)17 (1.8)
Electrical1 (1.0)0 (0)2 (0.8)1 (0.2)4 (0.4)
Radiation (includes sunburn)23 (22.6)14 (13.7)15 (5.7)10 (2.0)62 (6.4)
Unspecified32 (31.4)2 (2.0)8 (3.0)7 (1.4)49 (5.1)
Totalb102 (10.5)102 (10.5)265 (27.4)500 (51.6)969 (100)
  • a Column percent.

  • b Row percent.