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Feyz 1998, 2(2): 77-82 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of trauma patients referred to the Hazrat Ali-Ebn-Abitaleb Hospital in Rafsanjan in 1997
Sohrab Sadeghi *
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History and Objectives: Accidents are major medical problems and predication of such events is important preventive measures. It is the most important factor for mortality and morbidity among individuals under the age of 45. The aim of the present study is to understand epidemiology basis of such events in order to prevent them.

Materials and Methods: Existing data at the Ali-Ebn Abitable Emergency Center of Rafsanjan was taken and 200 such records taken randomly were the basis of the present study.

Results: 73.8% of accidents victims were male and 72% were under 30 years of age. Fall in from high altitude (40.5%), motor vehicle related accidents (25.8%) and injuries due to foreign objects (17.2%) were the most prevalent type of accidents. Youngest age group (16±4) were involved with sports related accidents and the oldest age group (28±31) were injured by animals. Head injuries (53%), other body injuries (36%) and multiple bodily harms (6.1%) were the most prevalent type of body injuries. 72.3% of patients were treated at out patient clinic, 27.3% were hospitalized and 0.4% died from injuries. Head injuries were the most probable cause mortality and morbidity.

Conclusion: High rate injuries at younger age especially, motor vehicle related accidents, falling from high altitude and head injuries demand offering education of motor vehicle laws and regulation and taking into consideration of safety points in order to prevent falling from altitude. Analytical studies are recommended in order to understand the underlying cause of accidents.

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Received: 2008/11/22 | Published: 1998/07/15
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Sadeghi S. Epidemiology of trauma patients referred to the Hazrat Ali-Ebn-Abitaleb Hospital in Rafsanjan in 1997 . Feyz. 1998; 2 (2) :77-82
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