The Impact of Housing in Paediatrics Burns Cases: A Review of Health Implication of Habitat in Centre Families in Lagos.
AbstractObjective: To determine the impact of housing on paediatric Burns Cases in Lagos
Design: Prospective Study
Subject: 40 children aged 10 days to 10 years admitted for Management after sustaining burns
Main Outcome Measurements: Housing plays a significant role in paediatric Burns Cases.
Results: 70% of a total of 40 Paediatric burns patients had moderate severe burns. These were from one apartment room while only two of them lived in a two-room apartment. 85% of the patients were from low social-economic cadre. All the burns occurred intramural.
Conclusion: Housing plays a significant role in burn cases in Urban Lagos. This is related to the poor housing situation which has a direct bearing on the Social Status of the parents of victims.
Nig. Qt. J. Hosp. Med. Vol.12(1-4) 2002: 52-54