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Correlation between incidences of hospitalised accidental burns and deprivation scores: an ecological study
  1. M Saadat
  1. Correspondence to:
 M Saadat
 Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran; saadat{at}

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Several studies have reported a positive relationship between injury rates and social deprivation.1–3 The relationship between the incidence of accidental burns and increasing social deprivation has been reported.4 Gaps in our present knowledge about socioeconomic status and incidence of injuries need to be filled using data from different countries with different levels of development, because injuries, including burns, occur with widening inequalities with different epidemiological aspects in the world.

In this article, I will analyse the incidences of hospitalised cases of accidental burns in relation to deprivation scores of areas using data from two referral burns centres in Bushehr …

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  • Funding: This study was supported by the Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

  • Competing interests: None declared.