Pattern of motorcycle-related injuries in Tehran, 1999 to 2000: a study in 6 hospitals
AbstractWe studied motorcycle-related injuries in Tehran from 23 August 1999 to 21 September 2000 in 6 hospitals. Data were obtained from the trauma registry and questionnaires completed by trained physicians. Of a total of 8500 patients with trauma injuries, 1332 were motorcyclists, with a male to female ratio of 15:1. Of these, 1226 patients were driving the motorcycle at the time of the accident and 75 were pillion passengers. Crashes involving another vehicle were the commonest kind of accident [72.5%]. Helmet use was noted in only 8.6% of cases. There were 28 fatalities and head injuries were the prominent cause of death. Of those who died, none had been wearing a helmet at time of the crash. Only 2.7% of helmeted riders sustained a head injury, compared with 11.2% of riders without a helmet. The commonest musculoskeletal injury was fracture: tibial fracture with 509 cases [49.8%] comprised the largest proportion
Zargar, M., Khaji, A. & Karbakhsh, M. (2006). Pattern of motorcycle-related injuries in Tehran, 1999 to 2000: a study in 6 hospitals. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (1-2), 81-87, 2006 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117056
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (1-2), 81-87, 2006
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