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An epidemiologic survey of the trend of accidents and injuries in Kurdistan province between 2010 and 2014
Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh1 , Nasrolah Vaisi Khodlan2, Khaled Rahmani1, Shayesteh Resaeian2, Farideh Mostafavi2, Fahimeh Vahabizad3, Mohammad Aziz Rasouli 4
1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
2- Group Control Diseases Communicable, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
3- Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
4- Vice Chancellor for Educational and Research, Kowsar Hospital, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. , Rasoili1010@gmail.com
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Backgrounds: Accidents and injuries are among the main causes of disability and mortality and are regarded as public health problems. Considering the importance of this subject, the aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and trend of accidents and injuries in Kurdistan Province.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Kurdistan Province, between 2010 and 2014. Data were extracted from national road traffic, injuries and accident databases. Data analysis was performed by using Stata 12.
Results: The findings of this study showed that the highest incidence rates of accidents and injuries belonged to the individuals between 20 and 29 years of age, and was two times higher in men than in women. We found a decreasing trend in the incidence rates of accidents and injuries between 2010 and 2013, and an increasing trend in 2014. Also, trauma showed a significant decreasing trend from 2010 to 2014, while the number of burn cases increased by four times between 2013 and 2014. Moreover, we found a fourfold increase in the number of suicide cases between 2010 and 2013 with a decreasing trend in 2014.
Conclusion: Results of this study suggested that accident-related injuries were most prevalent among male young adults, and road traffic injuries had the greatest impact on these individuals. Thus, appropriate plans should be designed to decrease the prevalence of RTAs among young adults.
Keywords: Epidemiology, Accidents and Injuries, Trend, Kurdistan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/10/9
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Afkhamzadeh A, Vaisi Khodlan N, Rahmani K, Resaeian S, Mostafavi F, Vahabizad F et al . An epidemiologic survey of the trend of accidents and injuries in Kurdistan province between 2010 and 2014. SJKU. 2019; 24 (2) :41-51
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Volume 24, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2019) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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