Clinico-Social Profile of road traffic injuries from India

Clinico-Social Profile of road traffic injuries from India

An epidemiological study of road traffic injuries

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2010-09-01 )

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Injuries are increasingly recognized as a global public health epidemic. Around the world, almost 16,000 people die everyday from all types of injuries. Injuries represent 12% of the global burden of disease, the third most important cause of overall mortality and the main cause of death among 1-40 year age groups. The category of injuries worldwide is dominated by those incurred in road crashes. India has one of the highest road accident rates in the world. There has been a steady rise in the casualties in road accidents in the country .Road traffic injuries put heavy burden on health services. Hence present work is carried out to study the types and factors involved in occurrence of road traffic injuries. Among 350 road traffic injury cases, 288 (82.3%) were males and 62 (17.7%) were females. The average age was 32.5 yrs and highest numbers of victims were in the age group 20 – 29 yrs. . Common injuries were extremities (74.9%) and head (56.3%). The book will be helpful to policy makers key professionals, students and will be useful guide to health administrators and health workers.

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Dr Supriya Patil

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