An epidemiology study of fatal road traffic accidents in khorasan razavi province in 2011

erfanpoor, Saeed and Hashemi Nazari, Seyed Saeed and Ghadirzadeh, Mohammadreza (2016) An epidemiology study of fatal road traffic accidents in khorasan razavi province in 2011. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 59 (4). pp. 261-268.

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Abstract

Introduction: Traffic accidents are responsible for 2.1 of the all-causes mortality and 23 of injury related deaths in the world. Iran has been recognized as one of the countries with highest cases of traffic accidents and mortality related to it. Considering the fact that mortality following traffic accidents is high in khorasan Razavi province,we investigated the epidemiology of these accidents in this province. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all the information of deaths caused by traffic accidents in khorasan Razavi province in the 2012 that were reported by the Legal Medicine Organization were used. At first the all of received data were controlled, and then were analyzed using the statistical software Stata 11 epidemiological variables. The relationship between some of the variables affecting the accident was evaluated by statistical tests. Results: During the 2012, 1330 cases of deaths following traffic accidents were reported in khorasan Razavi Province. Crude mortality rate and age adjusted mortality rates was 22.20 and 23.6 per 100,000 respectively. Overall 1020 (76) of these cases were male. The highest number of deaths, 460 (44.31) occurred in the age group of 15-35 years old. The cause of death in 55.94 of cases was head injury. The highest percentage of deaths occurred in Shahrivar and Tir. Conclusion:According to the results of this study fatal accidents were more in males, ages 15-35 years, low education, in summer and suburban streets, and it was recommended that in upcoming planning in order to reduce mortality arising from road accidents, these issues be considered further.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 03:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 03:06
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2574

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