BMC Research Notes (Nov 2020)

Epidemiology of road traffic crashes in Ilam Province, Iran, 2009–2013

  • Marzieh Mansouri Jalilian,
  • Hamid Safarpour,
  • Jafar Bazyar,
  • Meysam Safi-Keykaleh,
  • Iman Farahi-Ashtiani,
  • Ali Khorshidi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 13, no. 1
pp. 1 – 6


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Abstract Objective Road traffic crashes (RTCs) are major public health challenges of world health systems, and the main leading cause of death in children and young adults aged 5 to 29 years. This study aimed to assess the epidemiology of RTCs in Ilam, Iran. Results The total mortality rate due to RTCs has been increasing every year. There was a statistically significant relationship between age/sex and death or injury from RTCs in pedestrians, drivers, and passengers (p < 0.05). There was a significant relationship between the part of body trauma and RTCs in pedestrians (p < 0.001). Furthermore, a significant relationship was found between the type of vehicle and using seat belt with RTCs in drivers and passengers (p = 0.000).