Factors influencing the severity of injuries in motor vehicle crashes - Payesh (Health Monitor)
Volume 3, Issue 4 (OCTOBER 2004)                   Payesh 2004, 3(4): 273-278 | Back to browse issues page

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Objective(s): To identify factors influencing the severity of injuries in motor vehicle crashes.
Methods: The source of data was the national trauma study-Tehran (1999-2000), performed in 6 major hospitals in Tehran. We looked at demographic and pre-hospital data on 564 car passengers injured in non-fatal traffic accidents. We used the injury severity score (ISS) to determine the severity of injuries.
Results: Most cases of trauma involved the extremities and the bony pelvis. Injuries were more severe in passengers of pick-up trucks compared to those injured in crashes involving 2 passenger cars. Also, those traveling in pick-up trucks were more likely to be injured in the head and check (P<0.05). There were significant differences in the severity of injuries between urban and rural accidents.
Conclusion: Higher severity of injuries in accidents involving pick-up trucks shows the need for more in-depth studies about safety of pick-up trucks in Iran. For better monitoring and evaluation of injuries, the use of standard forms to gather data on all traffic accidents is needed.
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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2004/10/15

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