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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF   2012 , Volume 4 , Number 2; Page(s) 28 To 35.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY OF FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN KHUZESTAN PROVINCE IN 2010

 
 
Author(s):  GHORBANI BIRGANI ALI REZA*, HAKIM ASHRAF SADAT, ZARE KOUROSH
 
* DEPARTMENT OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, GACHSARAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: Traffic accidents are the second factor of death in Iran whereas it is the ninth cause of death in the world. Therefore, this study has been conducted for epidemiologic assessment of fatal traffic accidents in Khuzestan province.
Methods: In this descriptive, ex post facto study, all existing documents were collected from people who passed away due to the car accidents and referred to the Legal Medicine Centers of Khuzestan cities for obtaining the burial permit from April 2010 to March 2011. Data was analyzed by using SPSs. 7856 files were studied in 24 cities of Khuzestan province.
Findings: According to the results, a total of 1,514 persons died due to traffic accidents from 7,856 investigated cases from 24 cities in Khuzestan province. Most of the victims (%35) were aged between 15 to 30 years old. Head trauma was the main cause of death in 45 percent of victims. The majority of fatal accidents caused by cars (%57) and occurred on suburban roads. The highest percentage of traffic accidents victims were car passengers and motorcyclists with %46.5 and %21.5 respectively.
Conclusion: In order to reduce traffic accidents problem, it is necessary to have suitable scientific programs and appropriate investments; and also to improve the roads safety based on the high percentage of fatal accidents in the country and Khuzestan province.
 
Keyword(s): EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, KHUZESTAN
 
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