Evaluation of electrical injury in East Azarbaijan Province, Iran

Samad Shams Vahdati, Narges Moradi, Jamil Hemmat Ghadim
BACKGROUND: Electrical injury is a worldwide health issue. In this research we studied the epidemiology and demography of electrical injury in the north-west of Iran. METHODS: This is a cross sectional, descriptive study conducted in 2008-2011 in the burn center of Sina Hospital, Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran. All patients with all kinds of electrical injuries were included in this study. RESULTS: The participants consisted of 229 patients; 204 (89.1%) men and 25 (10.9%) women. Moreover, from
more » ... n. Moreover, from among these cases the injury of 2 people was fatal and the others were treated. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of our study and other studies, which showed a higher incidence of electrical injury in young people and in the workplace, we need to visit workers in the workplace and perform prevention programs.
doi:10.5681/jarcm.2013.003 fatcat:ukpk55nfere6rhn7lq5ckfqey4