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Gorgin L, Khorasani D, Salari lak S, Garehaghaji R, Hamidi A, Safari S. SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC PATTERN CAUSED BY ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES IN KURDISTAN PROVINCE, 2002-2009. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2013; 23 (7) :745-751
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-1592-en.html

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Medical Sciences Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran. , salarilak@yahoo.com
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  Received: 16 Sep, 2012 Accepted: 15 Nov, 2012

  

  Background & Aims: From among the various injuries, road traffic injuries have special characteristics such as high frequency, high intensity and involvement of population. Damage of these events is so extensive that it called war of road. Consequences Traffic injuries in Iran is the third cause of death and have the highest DALY, and the most important problem that threat public health . Several risk factors caused injuries including socio-economic factors, demographic factors ,un allowed speed, mixing vehicles, inadequate attention to the road design .aimed of present study identified Social -demographic pattern of deaths of road traffic injuries in Kurdistan during 81-88.

  Materials & Methods: This data cross-sectional survey conducted on recorded mortality in forensic medicine system during years 81-88. After data collection, data were analyzed with SPSS version 16. Absolute and relative frequency calculated for descriptive purpose and chi-square test applied for analytic purpose.

  Results : During years studied, approximately 4249 deaths of road traffic injuries, according to the findings , men to women proportion was 4/2 to 1.highest frequency of death belonged to age group of 15-34.49/3%of dead were illiterate or with primary literary education. Among the road users, Passengers had high death and pedestrian had low death

  Conclusion : The present study showed that deaths from traffic injuries are not randomly distributed in the community. Culture reform and implementing of education program about young men, can reduce death rate from traffic injuries.

      

  SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2012: 23(7): 823 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: آناتومی
Received: 2013/03/17 | Accepted: 2013/05/14 | Published: 2013/05/14

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