Injury epidemiology in Kermanshah: the National Trauma Project in Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractIn a cross-sectional study, all trauma patients hospitalized for 24 hours or more over a 4-month period in Taleghani hospital, the only referral teaching centre in Kermanshah city, were studied [n = 779]. Mean age was 34.7 [standard deviation 19.9] years. Male, unemployed and illiterate patients predominated. Road traffic accidents, falls and interpersonal violence were the most common mechanisms of injury. Among road traffic accident victims, pedestrians were the most vulnerable group. A total of 7.8% of patients died, mostly due to head injuries [78.7%]. Our findings also showed the importance of head trauma as the main anatomical site of injury
Karbakhsh, M., Zandi, N.S., Rouzrokh, M. & Zarei, M.R. (2009). Injury epidemiology in Kermanshah: the National Trauma Project in Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117608
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (1), 57-64, 2009
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