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Niroomand Moradinejad N, Sarafraz M, Sarneizadeh M, Pormehr Tabandeh A, Hamedi S. Epidmiology of trauma due to driving accidents in patients referring to Shahid Mohammadi hospital of Bandar Abbas (2011). IEJM. 2016; 5 (2) :22-27
URL: http://iejm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-80-en.html
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Background: As a medical term, trauma is defined as a (non)penetrating injury caused by external factors either deliberately or not. Some types are traffic-related trauma, poisoning, fall, drowning and so on. A big threat to social health and development is the rising rate of car accidents. The present paper was performed with the objective of investigation the epidemiologic status of accident-related trauma among patients taken to Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas in 2011. Method: The present descriptive research gathered its data through a census from 2008 patients suffering from trauma caused by car accidents in Shahid Mohammadi hospital of Bandar Abbas. The study was conducted in 2011. A checklist was used to collect the required data. Then the data were analyzed using SPSS-16. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. Findings: From among the 2008 patients, 85% (1714 individuals) were male and 15% (294) were female. Their age ranged from 1 to 87 years. The neurology section of the hospital had the highest number of visitors (421 patients, 25%). The orthopedic section had the highest number of hospitalized patients (48%). Conclusion: The findings of this research attest to the presence of risks threatening a number of subjects who were in the low age group. We concluded in the present research that the highest amount of injury was caused to the lower body limbs.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/05/31 | Accepted: 2016/05/31 | Published: 2016/05/31

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