Epidemiology of head trauma in Kashan

Fakharian, E. and Taghadosi, M. and Masoud, S.A. (2003) Epidemiology of head trauma in Kashan. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 7.

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Abstract

Background: Head trauma is one the most common cause of death and hospitalization worldwide. With respect to the lack of informative data, the present study was carried out to determine the epidemiology of head trauma in Kashan. Materials and methods: It was a descriptive study. All patients who had referred during a one-year period to Naghavi Hospital with head trauma were included. Data were gathered through physical exam and also imaging modalities including CT scan. GCSS criteria was used to determine the severity of trauma. Results : Totally, we have studied 802 individuals with head trauma, of which, 71 were males and 29 were females. Their mean age was 25.7 years. Individuals under 10 years old were the most common affected age group (29.6). Car accident (49.6), falling down (35.3), and conflict (14.1) were the most common causes. Conclusion : The prevalence of head trauma is relatively high. Young adults are more commonly injured. This may impose further economic problems both for family and society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 12:16
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 13:54
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2323

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