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Table 3 Discharge (hazard) ratio to Injury Severity (%TBSA, Depth, & Wound Bacterial Infection)

From: Factors contributing to longer length of stay in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children hospitalised for burn injury

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children Other Australian Children
Discharge Ratio: Stage 3
Injury Severity
Stage 4
Treatment
Stage 3
Injury Severity
Stage 4
Treatment
% Total Body Surface Area Range
 Below 10% Reference Reference Reference Reference
 10 to 19% 2.6 (1.9–3.5) 2.2 (1.6–3.1) 2.2 (2.0–2.5) 2.0 (1.8–2.2)
 Greater than 19% 5.1 (3.1–8.3) 4.0 (2.3–7.0) 5.3 (4.4–6.4) 5.0 (4.0–6.1)
Burn Depth
 Superficial Thickness Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Partial Thickness 1.3 (0.9–1.7) 1.1 (0.8–1.5) 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
 Full Thickness 2.0 (1.4–2.9) 1.8 (1.2–2.6) 1.0 (0.9–1.2) 1.1 (1.0–1.3)
Bacterial Infection
 No Reference Reference Reference Reference
 Streptococcus 1.3 (0.9–1.8) 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 1.5 (1.3–1.8) 1.4 (1.2–1.7)
 Staphylococcus 1.4 (1.1–1.8) 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.4 (1.3–1.5) 1.3 (1.1–1.4)