Table 3

Characteristics of the burn injury sustained by young people hospitalised after a burn by grade

CharacteristicBurn cohort—Grade 3
Burn cohort—Grade 5
Burn cohort—Grade 7
Burn cohort—Grade 9
Burn mechanism
 Exposure to either controlled or uncontrolled fire (X00–X03)753.5664.0534.9326.7
 Exposure to ignition of highly flammable material or melting of clothing (X04–X06)341.6251.5292.7194.0
 Exposure to other or unspecified smoke, fire and flames (X08–X09)843.9734.4464.3265.5
 Contact with hot drinks, food, fats and cooking oils (X10)68631.953031.932530.213327.9
 Contact with hot tap water (X11)1667.71317.9797.3245.0
 Contact with other hot fluids (X12)41019.130718.519317.99219.3
 Contact with steam and hot vapours (X13)100.570.430.310.2
 Contact with hot air and gases (X14)
 Contact with hot household appliances (X15)1969.11378.3736.8275.7
 Contact with hot heating appliances, radiators and pipes (X16)833.9613.7403.7153.2
 Contact with hot engines, machinery and tools (X17)803.7664.0464.3255.3
 Contact with other hot metals (X18)140.7130.880.751.1
 Contact with other and unspecified heat and hot substances (X19)31014.424514.818216.97716.2
Total body surface area affected
 Burn <10%203794.8158295.2102194.845094.5
 Burn >10%582.7392.4272.5163.4
Principal burn type
 Head and neck (T20)39118.229317.616915.76814.3
 Trunk (T21)45921.435621.424322.610021.0
 Shoulder and upper limb, except wrist and hand (T22)26512.319311.612111.25110.7
 Wrist and hand (T23)51624.037922.821620.19018.9
 Hip and lower limb, except ankle and foot (T24)26612.424414.719217.811223.5
 Ankle and foot (T25)1959.11569.41079.9449.2
 Eye and adnexa (T26)190.9140.8100.910.2
 Respiratory tract (T27)
 Other and unspecified internal organs (T28–T31)341.6231.4171.781.6
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Time since index burn hospitalisation to NAPLAN assessment (months)
  • NAPLA, National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy.