Payesh (Feb 2013)

Road traffic injuries among patients attending central hospital of Masjed-Soleyman from March 2008 to 2010

  • Fereshteh Zamani Alavijeh,
  • Kambiz Ahmadi,
  • Maryam Nadi,
  • Hajar Zargani,
  • Mina Rahdari

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 45 – 52


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Objective (s): To identify the predictive model of road traffic injuries by a time series model.Methods: This was an analytical study involving patients attending central hospital of Masjed –Soleyman ( a city in Ahvaz Province), Iran during 24 months, from March 2008 to March 2010. Time series carried out to determine monthly occurrence of road traffic injuries in order to build a statistical model on data. The ARMA Box Jenkins linear model was used and an Autoregressive model was selected.Results: Out of all 1210 injured patients referring to the hospital, 78.5% (n=950) were men. The mean age of patients was 30.57±17.08 years. The majority of injured (35.1%) were 20-29 years old. Autoregressive model was appropriate to describe our data over time. The result indicated the road traffic injuries had an increased pattern by 7 times as compare with previous month on average. Conclusion: The frequency of road traffic injuries is high in men and young age adolescents. The pattern is increasing and there is need for serious public health considerations.|