Traffic injury deaths in reproductive age group in Iran

  • Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh Social Determinant of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran Division of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Maryam Bigdeli Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
  • Hamidreza Farrokh-Eslamlou Reproductive Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Science, Urmia, Iran
  • Hasan Abdoos d Transportation Organization, Ministry of Road & Transportation, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza Mohammadi b Division of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Keywords: Reproductive age group, Road traffic injury, socio-demographics

Abstract

Purpose: To map the socio-demographic pattern of fatal road traffic injuries in reproductive age group in Iran.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 21 March 2009 till 20 March 2010. All fatal road traffic injury cases were selected from a national register, i.e. Forensic Medicine System. 

Results: Mean and standard deviation of age were 37.3 and 20.8 years and the median age was 33.0 years. Male-to-female ratio was 5.2. Most fatal road traffic injuries occured among car occupants.

Conclusions: The majority of the fatal RTIs at reproductive age group are among car occupants rather than vulnerable road users.

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Published
2012-02-18
Section
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