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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