Estimation of mortality and calculated years of lost life from road �traffic injuries

Izadi, Neda and NajafiFarid, Farid and Khosravi, Ardeshir and HashemiNazari, Saeed and Salari, Arash and Soori, Hami (2014) Estimation of mortality and calculated years of lost life from road �traffic injuries. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 24 (112). pp. 51-58.

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Background and purpose: Road traffic injury (RTI) is one of the major health problems that can �threat human health. This study was done aimed to determine mortality and years of lost life (YLL) due to RTI �in Kermanshah, Iran.� Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was used the Death Registration and Forensics �Medicine census data. YLL was calculated according to Global burden of disease (GBD) 2010 guideline and �age and sex composition of the population was taken from Statistical Center for 2010. All data collected �entered into Excel software and performed calculations.� Results: The mean age of 974 subjects studied was 39.05 ± 20.7. 81.1 of dead peoplewere males. The �most frequent cause of death was related to accident with cars (40.8). The mortality rate of RTI in �Kermanshah province was 51.3 per 100,000 populations and by sex were 82.4 in males and 19.5 cases per ��100,000 in females. The years of life lost due to premature mortality obtained 38,345 (40 per 1,000) in males, ��8267 in females (8.7 per 1000) and 46,613 (24.5 per 1,000) in both sexes. The highest YLL rate in both sexes �was in the age group 30-34 (30.3 per 1,000).� Conclusion: According to the high mortality rate and YLL due to RTI in Kermanshah province, it �seems to be necessary appropriate intervention programs done to prevent and minimize road accidents.�

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mortality, Years of lost life, Road traffic injuries, Kermanshah
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 19:02
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