Epidemiology of injury in Aq-Qala city-Iran, 2007-2012

Narges Rafiei, Marziye Latifi, Ghorban Sensebli, Ali Mohammadi



Background and Objective: Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in the world. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate the epidemiology of injuries in patients admitted in Al- Jalil hospital in Aq-Qala.


Materials and Methods: In this study, 5774 persons due to accident referred to the emergency room during the period 2007-2012. They were admitted to accident information form and were examined. Data were collected using accident information form. Data were entered into SPSS18 software and analyzed through descriptive statistics.


Results: 24.6% of victims were female and 75.4% male. Average age 24 ± 12.8 years. Most accidents involving: Car accident 48.2%, the violence 15.1%, suicide 14.1%,poisoning 5.9%, falling 4.9%, 4% hit,3.5% Burn. Most accidents had occurred in urban areas (53.4%). 98.6% treated, 1.4% died and one person was disabled. From the 80 deaths occurred, 62.5% were caused by the accident. The majority of incidents occurred in the spring and summer.

Incidence of injuries and accident in hospitalization during the years of 2007 to 2012 were calculated 769.8, 940.2,721, 647.2, 769.4 and 1006.9 in 100000 people.


Conclusion: This study showed the majority of injuries were men and about half of the injuries were due to road traffic accidents. Recommend safe community-based interventions for high- risk groups be done.


Epidemiology; Injury; Hospital

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