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Traumas are one of problems of medical community and they can lead to irreversible injuries and incur heavy costs on the society. The present study aims to identify epidemiologic aspects of traumas in 2014. this is an analyticdescriptive study and has been conducted on those who referred to emergencies of Mazandaran hospitals in the first six months of the year 2014. Information was gathered from convenient files as checklists of disease management center, interviews and observation. Data was analyzed in SPSS 17 via inferential and descriptive statistics (Chi square tests). results indicated that there was a significant relationship between traumas leading to injury or death of those who referred to the hospitals under study and the type of trauma (P< 0.001), age of emergency personnel (P<0.001), education of emergency personnel (P< 0.001), work experience of emergency personnel (P<0.001), presence of specialist in emergency (P<0.001), place of trauma (P= 0.005), mortality resulting from traumas (P=0.005) and the way of transferring to hospital (P< 0.001). Concerning results of the research, men and youths were subject to traumas resulting in injury or death compared to women and other age groups. The amount of injuries and deaths resulted from accidents can be reduced by increasing information, training principles of safety and using safety devices.
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Author(s): Ghahraman Mahmoudi
epidemiologic, traumas, injury, death., Epidemiology