Volume 14, Issue 1 (January-February 2015)                   Payesh 2015, 14(1): 93-100 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Epidemiology, Research Center for Prevention of Psychosocial Trauma, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Ilam Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran
3- Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
4- Health Education & Promotion Research Group, Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1868 Views)
Objective (s): Injury is a major public health problem in Iran. The aim of this study was to estimate the burden of injury in Ilam (a province I west), Iran in 2011.
Methods: This was a second analysis of the death registration data. Using Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and life table of Ilam population, the burden of injury was calculated.
Results: In 2011, there were a total of 12002.7 years life lost (YLL) due to premature mortality due to injuries in Ilam province, the average of 21.5 per 1000 population. Globally, men had the larger share of burden than women (69.7% compared to 30.3%). Across all age groups, distribution of burden showed predominant of 15 to 35 age groups with 68.4%. The highest proportion of burden in men and women was due to road traffic injuries and suicides, respectively.
Conclusion: The study revealed that the injuries imposed a significant burden especially on youth in Ilam population. Thus, designing and implementation of effective programs regarding prevention and control of injuries is required.
Keywords: Burden, Injury, Ilam, DALY, YLL
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2014/03/3 | ePublished ahead of print: 2014/12/20 | Published: 2015/01/15