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Iran J Forensic Med 2019, 25(1): 9-15 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiological Pattern of Intentional and Unintentional Injuries Reported to Zahedan Forensic Medicine during 2008-2016
Fariba Zare1, Hossein Ansari *2, Mahdi Mohammadi1, Hamideh Takiyeh1
1- “Health Promotion Research Center” and “Epidemiology & Biostatistics Department, Health Faculty”, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- “Health Promotion Research Center” and “Epidemiology & Biostatistics Department, Health Faculty”, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran , ansarih88@gmail.com
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Aims: Intentional and unintentional injuries are known as a significant health problem, worldwide, and the leading causes of death, so that, about 5 million people die from violence and injuries annually, and thousands of injured, disabled, and disadvantaged people die for every person who dies. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological findings of intentional and unintentional injuries recorded in forensic medicine in Zahedan.
Instruments and Methods: In this cross sectional descriptive study, 1400 cases were selected systematically from the cases of accidents and incidents reported to the forensic medicine during 2008-2016. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-square, using Stata.14 software.
Findings: 59.7% (836 cases) of injuries were due to unintentional injuries and 40.3% (564 cases) of injuries were due to intentional injuries, and also the most injuries were related to accidents and the struggles, followed by burns. The age group of 15-29 years old and later 30-44 years old had the highest frequency of intentional and unintentional injuries among other age groups. The frequency of burn in women was higher than that of men, but the frequency of other injuries in men was higher than that of women.
Conclusion: The most commonly reported injuries to the forensic medicine in Zahedan during the years 2008-2016 are accidents and struggle that occur in most cases at a young age.
Keywords: Injuries, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine
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Received: 2018/05/21 | Accepted: 2019/01/7 | Published: 2019/03/19
* Corresponding Author Address: Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Campus, Janat Boulevard, Dr. Hesabi Square, Zahedan, Iran. Postal Code: 9816743463
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Zare F, ansari H, Mohammadi M, Takiyeh H. Epidemiological Pattern of Intentional and Unintentional Injuries Reported to Zahedan Forensic Medicine during 2008-2016. Iran J Forensic Med. 2019; 25 (1) :9-15
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