Injury epidemiology in Kermanshah: the National Trauma Project in Islamic Republic of Iran

East Mediterr Health J. Jan-Feb 2009;15(1):57-64.

Abstract

In a cross-sectional study, all trauma patients hospitalized for 24 hours or more over a 4-month period in Taleghani hospital, the only referral teaching centre in Kermanshah city, were studied (n = 779). Mean age was 34.7 (standard deviation 19.9) years. Male, unemployed and illiterate patients predominated. Road traffic accidents, falls and interpersonal violence were the most common mechanisms of injury. Among road traffic accident victims, pedestrians were the most vulnerable group. A total of 7.8% of patients died, mostly due to head injuries (78.7%). Our findings also showed the importance of head trauma as the main anatomical site of injury.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / mortality
  • Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data
  • Accidents, Traffic / mortality
  • Accidents, Traffic / statistics & numerical data
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Teaching
  • Humans
  • Iran / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data
  • Population Surveillance
  • Registries*
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Distribution
  • Unemployment / statistics & numerical data
  • Urban Health / statistics & numerical data*
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / etiology