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Ghadirzadeh M R, Fadaye Vatan R, Akbari kamrani A A, Davatgaran K, Hashemi Nazari S S, Mirtorabi S D. Road Accident Mortality Rate of the Iranian Elderly from 2006 to 2008. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2012; 7 (1) :49-56
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-485-en.html
1- Iranian Research Center on Ageing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , ghadirzadeh@gmail.com
2- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- State Welfare Organization of Iran, Tehran, Iran.
4- Tehran university of medical sciences, school of public health, department of epidemiology and biostatistics, Tehran, Iran.
5- member of Legal Medicine Research Center, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (20328 Views)

Objectives: Mortality rate in traffic accident is high for Iranian elderly. Twenty percent of elderly people are involved in traffic accident in Iran `s cities every year.

Methods & Materials: This study is a descriptive cross sectional study. All data in this field from 2006 to 2008 collected from forensic medicine centers across the country and were analyzed with SPSS software.

Results: In general, 12029 deaths due to traffic accident occurred in people over 60 years old in Iran from 2006 to 2008. On average 65% of deaths were occurred in young-old: 34.5% in old group and 0.5% in the old-old group. In these years 19.2% of death in elderly people was occurred in drivers, 56.9% in pedestrians and 23.2% in occupants. On average, each year 46% of deaths in traffic accidents were happened in cities 46.3% on suburban roads, and 6.8% were occurred on rural roads.

Conclusion: The rate of traffic accident in Iran is about 20 folds in compare to those of other countries. In years of study mortality rate in old and old-old age groups were increased and in young-old group was decreased. The frequency of deaths in elderly people due to traffic accidents was decreased in suburban roads and increased in urban roads.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/01/01 | Accepted: 2012/03/12 | Published: 2012/04/01

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