Epidemiological study of blunt abdominal trauma in road traffic accident in Varanasi region
Amrendra Kumar, Praveen Kumar Tiwari, Shailesh Kumar Rai and Surendra Kumar Pandey
Road traffic injuries are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries including India and are a major health and social problem causing largest number of injuries and fatalities worldwide. The present study was conducted on the cases selected from the dead bodies brought into the mortuary of the Department of Forensic Medicine, for medico-legal post-mortem examination from the various police station of Varanasi region. The epidemiological aspect of the study included victim’s age, gender and educational, residential, occupational, socio-economic status etc. The highest number of deaths was noted in 21-30 years age group males, indicating their more vulnerability than females. The drivers should be properly trained by authorized centers, medically fit and mentally alert, issuing licenses after strict testing of driving skills, medical fitness and periodic review of driving skills should be done to minimize the road traffic accidents and hence mortality.
How to cite this article:
Amrendra Kumar, Praveen Kumar Tiwari, Shailesh Kumar Rai, Surendra Kumar Pandey. Epidemiological study of blunt abdominal trauma in road traffic accident in Varanasi region. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(3):359-362.