Epidemiology of Fatal Traffic Accidents in Sari, Iran in 2014

YazdaniCharati, Jamshid and Abbasi, Ali and Fenderski, Afsaneh and AliPour, Nadi (2016) Epidemiology of Fatal Traffic Accidents in Sari, Iran in 2014. Journal of health research in community, 2 (3). pp. 61-68.

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Introduction and purpose: Road traffic injuries are one of the most important health problems in recent communities that annually takes the lives of more than 12,000 people around the world. The present study examined the epidemiology of fatal traffic accidents in Sari, Mazandaran province, Iran, in  2014. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted using the information about the people who died due to traffic accidents during early April 2014-March 2015. This information was taken from the Mazandaran Legal Medicine Center. All the required information was collected using the checklist. The age and gender of the population were obtained from the Statistical Center of Iran, which was collected in the population census carried out in 2014. Data analysis was performed using Excel 2013.Results: According to the results, a total of 112 individuals had died due to traffic accidents in Sari, 76 cases of whom were male (68). The highest number of deaths was found to be between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Sari-Kaiser and Sari-Juybar road had the maximum (19 cases) and minimum (two cases) numbers of death, respectively. In addition, the spring and winter with 35 and 19 killed had the most and least numbers of death in Sari in 2014. Conclusion: As the findings of the present study indicated, Sari has a high rate of accidents, particularly among the young people. Regarding this, some measures such as ratifying strict rules, increasing vehicle safety, as well as improving culture and education, especially among the children and adolescents should be taken to reduce this rate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemiology, Sari, Traffic incidents
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 09:11
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/99

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