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National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2020 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 6 | Page No: 240-243

Pattern of Road Traffic Accident Patients Admitted In Government Medical College and Hospital Nagpur – A Cross Sectional Study

Author: Prafulla S Sune1, Sandeep M Bhelkar2, Uday W Narlawar3, Sanjeev M Chaudhary4

Affiliation:

1Resident, Department of Community Medicine, GMC Nagpur, Nagpur

2Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, GMC Nagpur, Nagpur

3HOD, Department of Community Medicine, GMC Nagpur, Nagpur

4Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, GMC Nagpur, Nagpur

Abstract:

Introduction- Injuries are increasingly recognized as a global public health epidemic. Around the world, almost 16,000 people die every-day from all types of injuries. Injuries represent 12% of the global burden of disease, the third most important cause of overall mortality and the main cause of death among 1-40-year age groups. Methodology- This hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted among the road traffic accident patients admitted in trauma care center of Government Medical College and Hospital Nagpur. Result- Most common type of injury was abrasion in 91.45% followed by laceration in 79.61% of study subjects. Other common injuries were contusion, fracture, internal hemorrhage, crush injury and dislocation. Majority of the study subjects i.e. 67.11% had head injury. Conclusion- Head injury was the most common injury found in the study. Abrasion and laceration was also more commonly found in study subjects. Head injury was found more in non-users of personal pro-tective devices which was statisti-cally significant.

Keywords: Nagpur, Road traffic, Accidents

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20200324100821


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