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Cheraghian B, Moogahy S, Tarahomi S, Naderi E, Amiri H, Nikkhooi A, et al . Epidemiology of accidents in injured clients referred to Khuzestan hospitals in 2009-2010. jorar. 2015; 7 (3)
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Assistant professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background: Since a long time ago, trauma and accidents including epidemiology of major non-communicable diseases in the current century is considered as a destructive and deadly-causing agent to humans. Given the extent of damages resulting from accident and lack of accurate statistics in Khuzestan province, this study aimed to determine the epidemiological pattern of accidents in referring injured people to Khuzestan hospitals emergency department in 2009-2010.
Method: This descriptive study is based on data collection for documenting the injured people in accidents and trauma which referred to emergency departments of Khuzestan hospitals in 2009-2010.
Findings: The results are as follows: a total of 86,235 injured people registered in 20 cities of Khuzestan province, the highest frequency related to the age group 20 to 29 years old (33.7%); most accidents and disasters related to men (70.5%). According to type of accidents, stroke with 17.8% had the most common frequencies and based on accident zone, 76.5% of accidents occurred in urban areas.  With regard to the place of accidents, the most common accidents related to home (42.4%) then alley and street (33.5%) respectively. A statistically significant relationship was observed between gender and type of accident.
Conclusion: In the current community, disasters and accidents are not considered as a random phenomenon. Instead, they are a process that can be reduced by planning. However, the pattern of disasters and accident were studied in Khuzestan province which the results can be used as the basis for planning to reduce them.

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