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Epidemiological Study on Injuries in Kashan form 1383 to 1385
Mohammad Reza Fazel *, Homayoun Tabesh, Firouz Azordegan
, drmfazel@gmail.com
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Background: Injury is one of the most important non-contagious epidemiological phenomena dominant in this century contributing to a high rate of mortality in the world. The present study converses the epidemiologic aspect of trauma in Kashan during a 30 months period.

Materials and Methods :In a cross sectional study from March 2004 to September 2006 all victims of injuries admitted to hospitals of Kashan were classified in four groups consisting of domestic, traffic, occupational, and sport ones. External causes of the injuries were also recorded under the code of ICD 10. The data collected was then computerized by means of SPSS software and analyzed afterwards.

Results: A total of 18166 patients were studied during 30 months. The female to male ratio stood at 1:3.25. The average age of patients was 29.23±19.5 years, with 27.54±17.74 for men and 34.81±25.04 for women. The most common age range of the patients was 20-29 and 10-19 years with 26.5% and 23.6% respectively. Traffic injuries were the predominant type (50.5%), and in terms of external causes, the majority was involved in driving injuries and falls. Motor-cycle crashes (58.3%) were the main causes of accidents. A group of 231(1.3%) injured patients died in the hospital.

Discussion: Traffic accidents were the predominant cause of injuries followed by domestic causes along with occupational ones in the second stand. The injuries happened at a lower age range than those abroad which may lead to a loss of more fruitful length of life and imposition of expenses on the society. 

Keywords: Accidents, Epidemiology, Kashan, Trauma
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Received: 2009/09/24
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Fazel M R, Tabesh H, Azordegan F. Epidemiological Study on Injuries in Kashan form 1383 to 1385. Feyz. 2008; 11 (5) :28-31
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