Volume 24, Issue 112 (5-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 24(112): 51-58 | Back to browse issues page

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Izadi N, Najafi Farid F, Khosravi A, Hashemi Nazari S, Salari A, Soori H. Estimation of mortality and calculated years of lost life from road ‎traffic injuries. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 24 (112) :51-58
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3013-en.html
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Background and purpose: Road traffic injury (RTI) is one of the major health problems that can ‎threat human health. This study was done aimed to determine mortality and years of lost life (YLL) due to RTI ‎in Kermanshah, Iran.‎ Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was used the Death Registration and Forensics ‎Medicine census data. YLL was calculated according to Global burden of disease (GBD) 2010 guideline and ‎age and sex composition of the population was taken from Statistical Center for 2010. All data collected ‎entered into Excel software and performed calculations.‎ Results: The mean age of 974 subjects studied was 39.05 ± 20.7. 81.1% of dead peoplewere males. The ‎most frequent cause of death was related to accident with cars (40.8%). The mortality rate of RTI in ‎Kermanshah province was 51.3 per 100,000 populations and by sex were 82.4 in males and 19.5 cases per ‎‎100,000 in females. The years of life lost due to premature mortality obtained 38,345 (40 per 1,000) in males, ‎‎8267 in females (8.7 per 1000) and 46,613 (24.5 per 1,000) in both sexes. The highest YLL rate in both sexes ‎was in the age group 30-34 (30.3 per 1,000).‎ Conclusion: According to the high mortality rate and YLL due to RTI in Kermanshah province, it ‎seems to be necessary appropriate intervention programs done to prevent and minimize road accidents.‎
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Epidemiology

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