Profile of road traffic accident in rural areas of Salem: 4 year retrospective study

Shetty, Pavanchand (2014) Profile of road traffic accident in rural areas of Salem: 4 year retrospective study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, 7 (2). pp. 69-72. ISSN 0974-3383

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Abstract

The present study was conducted at Vinyaka Mission Kirupananda Variyar Medical College Hospital, Salem. Hospital records of the road traffic accident cases admitted in our hospital from 2008 to 2012 were studied. In our study we observed that men out numbered women. Highest incidence of Road Traffic Accident was in the age group of 21-30 years (29.3%) followed by 31-40 years (23.3%). Maximum number of cases occurred during between 6 pm to 12 pm followed by 6pm to 12 pm. Maximum number of cases were seen in spring season followed by summer season. Maximum number of victims were Two Wheeler Riders (126 cases), followed by pedestrians (52 cases). Maximum number of Injuries were Fractures (124 cases) followed by Laceration (116 cases) and Abrasion (110 cases). There was alcohol smell in their breath in 6.6 % of cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Road traffic accident; pedestrian; two wheeler.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2015 16:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144471

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