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Table 1 Sociodemographic and burn characteristics of 33 women admitted to burns units at two urban tertiary hospitals

From: A qualitative study of the background and in-hospital medicolegal response to female burn injuries in India

Age n Marriage n Accommodation n
<20 y 5 Unmarried 3 Chawl 9
20–24 y 16 Married 29 Flat 6
25–29 y 3 Separated 1 House 10
> = 30 y 9 Marriage arrangement   Room 2
Literacy   Arranged marriage 23 Zopadpatti (informal settlement) 4
Unable to read 12 Love marriage 5 Unknown 2
   Unknown 1   
Reads with difficulty 5 Marriage duration   Site of burn  
Reads with ease 13 <7 y 16 Kitchen 22
Unknown 3 7–10 y 5 Other indoor 1
Schooling   10–19 y 3 Unlocated 10
None 10 > = 20 y 4 Burn type  
Primary 5 Unknown 1 Flame 17
Secondary 11 Children if married   Kerosene 10
Higher 4 No 12 Unspecified 6
Unknown 3 Yes 17 Total body surface area  
Religion   Male child if married 12 <20% 1
Hindu 26 Family structure   20–29% 2
Muslim 7 Nuclear 22 30–39% 4
Employment   Joint or extended 9 40–49% 7
Never employed 15 Natal 1 50–59% 3
Not currently employed 6 Unknown 1 60–69% 3
Makes products 3 Home ownership   70–79% 4
Unskilled job 3 Client 1 80–89% 3
Shop, market, hotel, transport 1 Husband 1 90–100% 3
Student 1 In-laws 9 Unknown 3
Junior white collar 1 Natal family 3   
Schoolteacher 1 Quarters 1   
Unknown 2 Rental 16   
   Unknown 2