Years of life lost because of premature death due to intentional and unintentional accidents in Ghazvin province from 2004 till 2008
Social Determinants of Health,
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2015),
19 January 2015
Background: Accidents are the second cause of death in Iran and one of the significant challenges in public health. They can affect people in all ages. In this study, we try to calculate years of life lost due to intentional and unintentional injuries, which is considered as one of the main indicators for prioritizing public health problems.
Methods: This study is a practical cross sectional survey research HSR (health system research) that uses secondary analysis on the death data of Ghazvin province. The calculations also take into account the WHO standards in age group, sex and years of life lost (YLL) due to death.
Results: This study showed that the unintentional accidents were the leading cause of death based on YLL from 2004 until 2008 in Ghazvin province. The number of deaths due to intentional and unintentional accidents was 3796 deaths as of which 2954 (77.8%) was male and 842 (22.2%) female. In general three quarter of the YLL due to early death relates to accidents for males and less than a quarter relates to accidents for females. Between 2004 until 2008, the maximum number of years of life lost (YLL) in both sexes is for the age group of 15 to 49.
Conclusion: Considering the high level of years of life lost (YLL) due to accident in this province, especially in men, more appropriate interventions for the more risk prone age groups and male in general need to be taken into account.
- Ghazvin Province
- Years of Life Lost
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