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01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

BMC International Health and Human Rights 1/2012

The pattern of injury and poisoning in South East Iran

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BMC International Health and Human Rights > Ausgabe 1/2012
Autoren:
Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Mahdi Mohammadi, Mahdieh Rad, Fatemeh Sargazi, Khodadad Sheykhzadeh, Seddighe Jelodarzadeh, Fatemeh Karimzadeh
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1472-698X-12-17) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

KS and FS supervised data collection. SJ, FK, and MR conducted the literature review and data entry. MM, AAM and MR analysed and interpreted data. AAM, AM drafted the first version of manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Background

Injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and even more so in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Iran is a LMIC and lacks information regarding injury for program and policy purposes. This study aimed to describe the incidence and patterns of injury in one province in South Eastern Iran.

Methods

A hospital-based, retrospective case review using a routinely collected registry in all Emergency Departments in Sistan and Baluchistan province, Iran for 12 months in 2007–2008.

Results

In total 18,155 injuries were recorded during the study period. The majority of injuries in South Eastern Iran were due to road traffic crashes. Individuals living in urban areas sustained more injuries compared to individuals from rural areas. Males typically experienced more injuries than females. Males were most likely to be injured in a street/alley or village whereas females were most likely to be injured in or around the home. In urban areas, road traffic related injuries were observed to affect older age groups more than younger age groups. Poisoning was most common in the youngest age group, 0 to 4 years.

Conclusions

This study provides data on incidence and patterns of injury in South Eastern Iran. Knowledge of injury burden, such as this paper, is likely to help policy makers and planners with health service planning and injury prevention.
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