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Feyz 2002, 6(2): 88-93 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of trauma in patients hospitalized in Naghavi Hospital, Kashan, 2000
Fateme Rangraz Jeddi *, Mehrdad Farzandipour
, rangrazejeddi_f@kaums.ac.ir
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Background: Accident-induced trauma is a common problem with short- and long-term complications. The present study was conducted in Naghavi hospital in Kashan in 2000 to determine the external factors influencing the incidence of accident-induced trauma.

Materials and Methods: It was an existing data type study. Medical records of patients hospitalized in 2000 in Naghavi hospital were reviewed and initial data including sex, age, type of accident and site of injury were all determined.

Results: The study population included 1543 males and 498 females. 35.5% of females referred to the hospital because of falling down. Males aged 10-30 and females’ aged ?50 years were more commonly affected. Vehicles were the cause of accident in 49.2% of the cases, of which motorcycle was more common (56%). Head and neck regions were injured in 32% of the cases.

Conclusion: Trauma has affected young adults more frequently. This seeks further attention since this age group are more actively involved in society activities. Results have revealed that in Kashan, motorcycle accidents required more precise observations.

Keywords: Injuries, Car accidents, External factor
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Received: 2008/11/9
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Rangraz Jeddi F, Farzandipour M. Epidemiology of trauma in patients hospitalized in Naghavi Hospital, Kashan, 2000 . Feyz. 2002; 6 (2) :88-93
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