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Shefaye Khatam 2013, 1(4): 17-21 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of Head and Neck Injuries in Tehran
Soheil Saadat *, Banafshe Nouralishah, Ali Khaji
Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center (STSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , soheilsaadat@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Injuries are the most common cause of death among people 1 to 34 years of age and the leading cause of disability. Traffic injuries continue to represent a significant source of injury related mortality and morbidity among young people. Head and neck are prone to traumatic injury during a traffic accident as a result of pendulous movement. This study describes the incidence of head and neck injuries patterns in hospitalized traumatic patients in Tehran, Iran. Materials and Methods: During this cross sectional study, all traumatized patients admitted in six main general hospitals in Tehran were enrolled. 2807 head and neck injured patients have been studied thoroughly. Patients' data were collected by trained physicians who were not involved with patient care. They have interviewed patients just for data gathering. To control the data quality, random samples of questionnaires were regularly checked during the study. Results: One third of all injured patients had a head or neck injury. There was a male predominance and 75% of patients were 40 years old or younger. Traffic collision was the leading cause of injury followed by fall. Conclusion: Safety promotion to prevent traffic collision and fall are crucial to control head and neck injuries in Tehran.
Keywords: Head, Neck, Wound and injuries, Epidemiology, Iran
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Saadat S, Nouralishah B, Khaji A. Epidemiology of Head and Neck Injuries in Tehran. Shefaye Khatam. 2013; 1 (4) :17-21
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