Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal


Archives   2015

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   27,  Number   1

TITLE:   Incidence of injury due to road traffic accidents in Lashio Township, Northern Shan State
AUTHOR:   Moe Kyaw Myint; Lwin Oo; Sai Kyaw Min; Aung Thu; Khin Lin; Kyaw Zin Thant
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2015; 27(1):72-76
ABSTRACT:   Road traffic injury is a major public health problem with higher mortality, morbidity, and disability. Trauma due to road traffic accidents (RTA) is the leading cause of mortality in young people and one of the commonest causes of death overall. The paper aimed to study the incidence of injuries due to RTA among the patients admitted to Lashio General Hospital. It was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted from August 2012 to July 2013. Among 3268 injured patients, 1462 cases (44.7%) were caused by RTA. Of these cases, 1031(70.5%) were males and 431(29.5%) were females. Mean age was 29
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Incidence, Injury, Road traffic accident, Vehicles, Outcomes
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