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Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Oct;24(5):344-8.

[Epidemiological features of the injured in road traffic accidents in Shanghai].

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Shanghai Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, P.R. China, Shanghai 200063, China.



To provide reference data for enacting and revising the laws and regulations of the disability expertise.


The epidemiological features of the disabled caused by road traffic accident in Shanghai during 2005 were retrospectively analyzed.


The most common injuries were in extremities (53.3%), followed by head (23.3%), spine (9.7%), thorax (5.8%), and abdomen (4.4%). The cumulative incidence rate of disability due to traffic injuries was 414.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, higher for men (505.7/100,000) than women (318.7/100,000). The highest incidence rate of disability was between age 35 and 59 (538.2/100,000). The most disabled was bicyclist, followed by pedestrian.


The incidence rate of disability among 35-59 age group was the highest in Shanghai during 2005. It has resulted in loss of labor force with a negative effect on the economic development.

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