Years of life lost and mortality rate due to road traffic injuries in Kashan Region, Iran, during 2012-2013

Mahdian, M. and Fazel, M.R. and Sehat, M. and Mohammadzadeh, M. and Akbari, H. (2015) Years of life lost and mortality rate due to road traffic injuries in Kashan Region, Iran, during 2012-2013. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 12. pp. 741-746.

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Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major public health problem, particularly in developing countries. High quality data on the burden of this problem can help to provide the preventive strategies. The aim of this study was to determine of mortality and years of life lost (YLL) due to RTI between March 2012 and March 2013 in Kashan Region, Iran. The global burden of disease (GBD) methodology 2010 was used to compute years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLL). The results showed that a total of 101 persons 83 male (82.2%), male/female sex ratio of almost 5:1 were died during the study period. The mortality rate of RTI was 25.3 per 100,000 populations and men had a greater mortality rate. No significant differences were found between the fatality rate and different seasons of the year. The YLL during our study were 3754 years for males (18.4 per 1000), 949 years for females (4.8 per 1000) and 4703 years for both sexes (12.1 per 1000). The most YLL due to premature death in males were accounted for the age group of 30-44 yr (22.1 per 1000). It can be concluded that the RTIs' fatality rate is high in our region and should be considered as a major public health problem, notable for authorities, policymakers and strategic planners.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; Article; authority; fatality; female; human; Iran; life expectancy; major clinical study; male; mortality; population; premature mortality; public health problem; quality of life; quality of life index; retrospective study; risk factor; road traffic injury; traffic accident; years of life lost
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Para medicine > Department of Management Anesthesia
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 14:27
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 14:27

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