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Epidemiology of Fatal Traffic Crashes in Iranian Motorcyclist in 2017
A. Barzegar1, M. Ghadipasha1, S. Valiyari1, A. Khademi1, M. Forouzesh *2
1- Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
2- Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran , frouzesh_mehdi@yahoo.com
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Aims: Motorcycle-related traffic accidents are a major public health problem and one of the leading causes of disability and death in Iran. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology of fatal traffic accidents in Iranian motorcyclists in 2017.
Instrument & Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed using the Forensic Medicine Organizationchr('39')s available data on Iranian motorcyclists who suffered traffic accidents in 2017 and lost their lives. Data were collected using a checklist and analyzed in SPSS 25 and GraphPad Prism 8 software using one-way analysis of variance and independent t-test.
Findings: During 2017, 3862 people died due to motorcycle accidents, of which 3704 (95.9%) were men and 158 (4.1%) were women. The highest mortality rate was observed in 18-24 years with 1071 cases (27.8%). Most victims died in hospital (52.7%) due to head injuries (53.6%). The mortality rate was higher in people with the diploma and less (92.4%) and self-employed (39.7%). The main mechanism of motorcycle accidents was the collision with moving vehicles (79.5%). Among the dead, 78.4% were drivers, and 20.3% were passengers. Also, most accidents (48%) occurred on suburban roads.
Conclusion: The death rate due to motorcycle accidents in Iran on suburban roads and young age groups is high, and head injuries cause the death of most of the dead.
Keywords: Epidemiologic|Motorcyclist|Traffic crashes ,
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Forensic Epidemiology
Received: 2020/11/18 | Accepted: 2021/01/16 | Published: 2021/04/3
* Corresponding Author Address: Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
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Barzegar A, Ghadipasha M, Valiyari S, Khademi A, Forouzesh M. Epidemiology of Fatal Traffic Crashes in Iranian Motorcyclist in 2017. Sci J Forensic Med. 2020; 26 (4) :227-232
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