International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

Evaluation of causes and severity of traffic accident injuries and related factors in patients referred to khatam al-anbia emergency department in Zahedan in 2020: A cross-sectional


Abdolbaset Maleknejad, Abdolrahman Mollazehi, Salehoddin Bouya

Introduction & Objective: One of the most important problems that can be deduced from comparing the spread of traffic accidents between countries is that it is faster than the expansion of the number of vehicles compared to the expansion of roads. Therefore, the present study was designed and performed with the aim of determining the causes and severity of injuries in traffic accidents and related factors in patients referred to Khatam al-Anbia emergency room in Zahedan in 2019. Materials & Methods: In this study, 400 patients who referred to Khatam Al-Anbia Emergency Department in Zahedan in 2019 were studied by census method. Data were statistically analyzed using SPSS software version 26. Results: In the present study, out of 400 patients, 228 (57%) were male and 172 (43%) were female. Depending on the type of vehicle, there were 204 cases (51%), motorcycles. Depending on the type of injury, the level of loss of consciousness was 25 cases (6.3%). There were 24 cases (6%) according to the location of head and neck injuries. The relationship between the type of injury and the location of injury with the severity of organ damage in the present study was significant (p-value<0.05). Conclusion: According to the findings of the present study, it is concluded that the most at risk of traffic accidents are men, especially in the age group of young people, and also in terms of the type of vehicle, motorcycles account for a large percentage of traffic accidents. Reducing the time it takes to transport injured people to the emergency room can also play a vital role in saving patients' lives.
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Abdolbaset Maleknejad, Abdolrahman Mollazehi, Salehoddin Bouya. Evaluation of causes and severity of traffic accident injuries and related factors in patients referred to khatam al-anbia emergency department in Zahedan in 2020: A cross-sectional. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 98-100
International Journal of Medical and Health Research