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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].

[Article in Chinese]

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Shanghai Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, P.R. China, Shanghai 200063, China. flhua191@sohu.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

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

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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.

PMID:
18979919
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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