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J Surg Trauma 2021, 9(2): 57-63 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiological study of motorcycle accidents in Gonabad in 2018-2019
Mohammad Hossein Esmaeilzadeh , Hasan Ahmadi Gharaei , Mohammad Hossein Beheshti, Mohammad Reza Rajabloo *
MSc in Nursing, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
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  • Introduction: Motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest road traffic accidents, and the prevention of road traffic injury is a daunting challenge in numerous countries, including Iran. The present study aimed to investigate the motorcycle accidents that occurred in Gonabad, Iran.
  • Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted using all standard pre-hospital emergency reporting forms related to motorcycle accidents registered in a software-based pre-hospital information management system (called ASAYAR in Persian) between March 2018 and 2019. The motorcycle accidents were assessed in terms of urban and rural settings, time and mission results of accidents, and demographic characteristics of injured people. Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, frequency, and frequency percentage) were used for data analysis.
  • Results: A total of 1,555 traffic accidents were recorded in the ASAYAR system, out of which 746(48%) accidents were related to motorcycle accidents, and out of 746 cases in the county, 431 cases had occurred in Gonabad. The majority of motorcycle accidents (49%) took place in the age group of 15-25 years. The time analysis of accidents demonstrated that the majority of accidents had happened in the spring with 34% (n=147) and in June with 11.86% (n=51). Moreover, 77% of the injured were motorcycle riders, and 82% of all the injured have been taken to hospital.
  • Conclusion: As evidenced by the obtained results, nearly half of all road accidents are caused by motorcycles. Given that most of the injured in motorcycle accidents are adolescents and young people, it is necessary to take practical measures to control and manage this major health threat.
Keywords: Motorcycles, Accidents, Epidemiology
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Trauma
Received: 2020/09/12 | Accepted: 2021/04/24 | ePublished ahead of print: 2021/05/21 | Published: 2021/07/29 | ePublished: 2021/07/29

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