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NHJ 2019, 3(2): 45-51 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiological Survey of injuries resulting from trauma due to motorcycle Accidents referred to Golestan Hospital during 2015
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Background and Objective: Motor vehicles accidents worldwide are a growing problem for the health of the general population. Every year, many people are seriously injured or killed because of motorcycle accidents. Therefore, we decided to design a study to determine the prevalence of injuries caused by trauma due to motorcycle-induced accidents referred to Golestan Hospital of Ahvaz city in 2015.
Methods: This study is a descriptive and cross-sectional studies, all patients during 2015 were referred to teaching hospitals of Golestan of Ahvaz city due to urban motorcycle accident were counted in the study. The data collected through Check list includes: information on age, gender, time of incident, the affected area, the final status and hospitalization period has to go through the medical records for all patients completed and was analyzed descriptively.
Results: The results of this study showed that the highest prevalence of traumatic due to urban motorcycle trauma at first level was related to the age group of 15 to 24 years old (44.4%) and in the second group was the age group of 25 to 34 Year (26.2%). In terms of gender, 91.1% of the lesions were in men. The most prevalent number of traumas was seasonal in the fall season (46.6%), and the highest prevalence of lesions was related to the area of head circumference (25%) and then to the face area (23.2%). Based on the patient's final condition, the most common condition in the first stage is fracture and dislocation with an incidence of 51.4% and then the condition of the need for surgery with an outbreak of 33.8%.
Conclusion: Traffic injuries are mostly men and young people. Motorcycles are responsible for half of the injuries that occur in urban areas and in young men. Therefore, with the adoption of rigorous regulations and culturalization to modify driving behaviors, especially motorcycles, we must reduce the incidence and in the event of an incident we must reduce physical harm.
 
Keywords: Accidents, Accidents within the city, Motorcycle, Trauma, Wounds and Injuries.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: اپیدمیولوژی
Received: 2018/04/25 | Accepted: 2019/04/18 | Published: 2019/04/18
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Epidemiological Survey of injuries resulting from trauma due to motorcycle Accidents referred to Golestan Hospital during 2015. NHJ. 2019; 3 (2) :45-51
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