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Volume 5 Issue 4
April-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1804110

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553-541

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AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CASES (A STUDY FROM EASTERN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA)

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2349-5162

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"AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CASES (A STUDY FROM EASTERN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA)", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 4, page no.553-541, April-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1804110.pdf

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Background: Accidents do not occur only due to ignorance, but are due to carelessness, thoughtlessness and overconfidence. As well as being a public health problem, road traffic accidents (RTA) are a development issue, Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among the people aged 15 to 29 years and cost countries 1-3% of GDP. According to WHO, road traffic injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in India. Aims & objectives: To know the epidemiological factors associated with road traffic accidents. Material & Method: Study design: Descriptive, Setting: the study was carried out at Trauma Centre & Super Speciality Hospital, IMS, BHU, Participants: 500 road traffic victims who need at least 24 hours of hospitalization and non-medico-legal case . Statistical analysis: Proportions. Results: There were 76% male and 24% female accident victims. Farmers & Labourers were the highest (22%) among the victims. The highest number of accidents took place in the month of January (40%) and on Sundays (22%). The road traffic accidents victims were mostly (58%) in the age group (20-40) years. Among the motorized vehicles, two-wheeler drivers were more (81.4%) involved in accidents. Head injury was the highest among two-wheeler occupants (56%) are more involved in of the road traffic crashes victims. Among the two-wheeler occupants, head injury was highest (56%) followed by lower limb (17%).

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Road traffic accident, Road traffic injury, Epidemiological study

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"AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CASES (A STUDY FROM EASTERN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA)", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 4, page no. pp553-541, April-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1804110.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1804110
Registration ID: 181121
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 4 | Year April-2018
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Page No: 553-541
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CASES (A STUDY FROM EASTERN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA)", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 4, page no. pp553-541, April-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1804110.pdf




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