Table 1

Main characteristics of studies included in the review (n = 71)

Characteristic

Number of studies

Percent


Country

Iran

31

44

Saudi Arabia

9

13

Egypt

7

10

Kuwait

6

9

Pakistan

6

9

Tunisia

3

4

Jordan

2

3

Iraq

2

3

UAE

2

3

Afghanistan

1

1

Morocco

1

1

Oman

1

1

Year of Publication

2007(first 3 months)

2

3

2006

11

15

2005

8

11

2004

8

11

2003

4

6

2002

8

11

2001

3

4

2000

6

8

1999

3

4

1998

7

10

1997

11

15

Study design

Survey/retrospective

44

62

Prospective

27

38

Setting

Hospital

62

87

Community

8

11

Forensic records

1

1

Patient type

Only admissions

46

65

Admissions & outpatients

15

21

Only outpatients

10

14

Injury type

Burns only

55

77

All injuries

16

23


Othman and Kendrick BMC Public Health 2010 10:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-83

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