Sex and age distribution in transport-related injuries in Tehran

Bahman Sayyar Roudsari, Kaveh Sharzei, Moosa Zargar

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Abstract

Intercountry or regional differences in patterns of injury by the road user type have significant implication for prevention policies. In order to have an estimate from the existing conditions of transport-related injuries (TRIs) and especially to evaluate sex and age distribution of traffic accident victims, we analyzed information of 8426 hospitalized trauma patients during 13 months of data gathering process. Forty-five percent of the injuries were related to car accidents and men/women ratio in these patients was 4.2/1. The highest men/women ratio was (16/1) for motorcyclists, while the lowest ratio (1/1), was for rear seat car passengers. Mean (±S.D.) age of the patients was 31 (±18), and men were nearly 2 years younger than women (33 versus 31). Sixty-seven percent of the females' and 44% of the males' injuries were related to pedestrian crashes. Motorcycle-related injuries in men and car passenger related injuries in women were the second most common type of crash (42 and 22%, respectively). The use of protective devices in our population was worrisome. In only 6% of the male motorcyclists helmet use was reported, and 3% of the male car occupants had used seatbelts at the time of the accident. The condition in the female population was much worse and no use of the protective devices was reported in this group of the patients. Crude mortality rate in men was nearly two times that of women (6.2% versus 3.8%). After adjustment for age, injury severity score (ISS) and category of the road users, men and women had similar mortality rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-398
Number of pages8
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Sex Distribution
Age Distribution
Passenger cars
Accidents
Railroad cars
Motorcycles
Highway accidents
Wounds and Injuries
Seats
Protective Devices
road user
motor vehicle
accident
mortality
motorcycle
Head Protective Devices
traffic accident
Injury Severity Score
regional difference
Mortality

Keywords

  • Age
  • Car accident
  • Developing country
  • Mortality rate
  • Sex
  • Transport-related injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Law
  • Safety Research
  • Transportation

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Sex and age distribution in transport-related injuries in Tehran. / Sayyar Roudsari, Bahman; Sharzei, Kaveh; Zargar, Moosa.

In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.05.2004, p. 391-398.

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Sayyar Roudsari, Bahman ; Sharzei, Kaveh ; Zargar, Moosa. / Sex and age distribution in transport-related injuries in Tehran. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2004 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 391-398.
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