Volume 21, Number 6 (Jan-Feb 2014)                   JSSU 2014, 21(6): 831-839 | Back to browse issues page

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Soltani G, Ahmadi B, Pourreza A, Rahimi A. Investigating Prevalence of deaths from Traffic Accidents and Factors Associated with it in Yazd in 2009. JSSU. 2014; 21 (6) :831-839
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-2178-en.html

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Introduction: Traffic accidents are regarded as the most common cause of injuries and in fact, as the second leading cause of death in the country. Furthermore, the highest number of deaths from traffic accidents in the world belonged to the majority of young people aged 20 to 30 years. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of deaths from traffic accidents and factors associated with it in Yazd in 2009. Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive and analytical study. The study participants involved the victims of traffic accidents whose injuries were recorded by the authorities in 2009 in Yazd. According to statistical calculations, 2000 events leading to injury were selected using a random table. Then, a questionnaire was completed accordingly. The study data were analyzed using the statistical tests such as T-test ,Chi-square, and logistic regression via SPSS software (version 16). Results: Within 2,000 victims of traffic accidents, 94.9 % involved the males and 5.1 % were females among whom 3.4 % died. Most victims aged 21 to 35 years (54.2 %). The highest percentage of deaths were related to excessive speed (5.6 %) and driving in the opposite direction (4.8 %) (P= 0.01). Also, the highest percentage of deaths were related to the motorcyclists (34 cases) that none had no helmets . Conclusion: This study findings provide useful information for setting priorities in order to prevent the traffic accidents injuries. In addition, appropriate intervention programs are necessary in order to prevent traffic accidents and their complications, as well as to minimize injuries in accordance with other relevant organizations.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2012/11/21 | Accepted: 2014/02/5 | Published: 2014/02/5

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