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Child pedestrian fatalities in Diyarbakir, Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Goren, S.
dc.contributor.author Subasi, M.
dc.contributor.author Gurkan, F.
dc.contributor.author Tirasci, Y.
dc.contributor.author Acar, Kemalettin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T11:37:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T11:37:53Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 03795284 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/4840
dc.description.abstract Objective: As there is an increase in modernization, transportation, unskilled, and drunk drivers, injuries from traffic accidents have taken on an epidemic form all over the world. The present study aims to describe the demographic data of childhood pedestrian fatalities in a large urban area in Turkey. Methods: The demographic data of childhood pedestrian fatalities in a large urban area in Turkey was described retrospectively, with respect to age, gender, injury pattern and location. Cases less than 16 years of age were collected retrospectively from the files of the Branch of the Council of Forensic Medicine in Diyarbakir between 1998 and 2003. Results: There were 232 childhood pedestrian fatalities among a total of 267 children involved in lethal traffic accidents. The mean age of the victims was 7.2 years, most of them being in the 6-10 years of age group (49.1%). Male predominated among our victims (76.3%). With regard to injury location, the most common site was the head (73.7%). There was an increase in pedestrian fatalities in the summer season (33.6%). There was no difference in rates of pedestrian deaths between years. Conclusion: Child pedestrian deaths have constituted a significant percentage of all child fatalities due to traffic accidents in our region. There were 6.4 deaths per 100,000 populations, and this rate was also higher than in other populations.
dc.language.iso English
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dc.subject abdominal injury
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject age
dc.subject article
dc.subject child
dc.subject childhood mortality
dc.subject controlled study
dc.subject demography
dc.subject female
dc.subject head injury
dc.subject human
dc.subject incidence
dc.subject information processing
dc.subject major clinical study
dc.subject male
dc.subject medical record
dc.subject neck injury
dc.subject population research
dc.subject retrospective study
dc.subject sex difference
dc.subject summer
dc.subject thorax injury
dc.subject traffic accident
dc.subject Turkey (republic)
dc.subject urban area
dc.subject Accidents, Traffic
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Age Distribution
dc.subject Child
dc.subject Child, Preschool
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Infant
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Seasons
dc.subject Sex Distribution
dc.subject Turkey
dc.subject Urban Health
dc.subject Wounds and Injuries
dc.title Child pedestrian fatalities in Diyarbakir, Turkey
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Saudi Medical Journal
dc.identifier.volume 26
dc.identifier.issue 7
dc.identifier.startpage 1116
dc.identifier.endpage 1118
dc.relation.publicationCategory Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi
dc.identifier.index Scopus
dc.identifier.index WOS

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