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Demographic Characteristics of the Traffic Accident Victims Referred to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia from October 2018 and September 2019
Farzin Rezazadeh1 , Sahar Paryab2 , Omid Garkaz3 , Hadi Khosh Akhlaq1 , Morteza Fadaei4 , Hamid Reza Mehryar * 1
1- Ph.D. Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- MSc of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
3- MSc of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
4- General Practitioner, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
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Introduction: Today, one of the most important dangers threatening the process of promoting public health and its development is traffic accidents.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics of traffic accident victims in the patients referred to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia from October 2018 and September 2019.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 4717 people traumatized in traffic accidents who referred to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia between October 1, 2018 and September 21, 2019. Data were collected using a checklist in which demographics and random information of the injured were collected. After that, the data were entered into SPSS18 software and analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation). (P <0.05)
Results: The results of the study showed that from 4717 randomized patients referred to the hospital, 3275 (69.5%) were male and 1442 (30.5%) were female. The mean age of the patients was 31.2±18 years with the oldest group being between 21-30 years and 1182 (25%). Most people 1272 (27.2%) held a high school diploma and 1993 (67.2%) worked in the private sector. Most of the injured cases, 3715 (78.7%), were treated on an outpatient basis and the most common injuries included multiple injuries, right shoulder, right hand, and left leg trauma, respectively.
Conclusion: Given the high importance of road accidents as a social problem and the predictability and controllability of these accidents, planning should be done to elevate the road safety and vehicle transport standards. It is also necessary to develop educational programs for the youth population as the most important group at risk.
Keywords: Accidents, Demographics, Injuries
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Received: 2021/03/8 | Accepted: 2021/06/29 | Published: 2022/07/1
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Rezazadeh F, Paryab S, Garkaz O, Khosh Akhlaq H, Fadaei M, Mehryar H R. Demographic Characteristics of the Traffic Accident Victims Referred to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia from October 2018 and September 2019. MCS. 2022; 9 (1) :27-34
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