Initial results of pakistan's first road traffic injury surveillance project

M. Shahzad Shamim, Junaid Razzak, Rashid Jooma, Uzma R. Khan

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Abstract

Our aim is to report the findings of the initial three years of road traffic injuries (RTI) surveillance at Karachi and to compare it with previously published RTI-related data from Pakistan and other low-and middle-income countries. Data were collected through the RTI surveillance programme at Karachi (RTIRP) from the five biggest emergency departments of the city, which receive almost all the major emergencies of the city for the period September 2006 till September 2009. A total of 99,272 victims were enlisted by the RTIRP during the study period. Annual incidence of RTI is calculated to be 184.3 per 100,000 populations and mortality is 5.7 per 100,000 populations. Eighty nine per cent of victims are male and 73% are between 15 and 44 years of age. Commonest road user to be affected is riders of two wheelers (45%). Only 7%of affected motorcyclists were found to be wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Trends of injuries remained uniform over the years. Most frequent injuries were external wounds, followed by orthopaedic injuries. On the basis of our surveillance system, we have presented the largest RTI-related data from a metropolitan city of Pakistan to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Karachi
  • Pakistan
  • Road traffic injuries
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Safety Research

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Initial results of pakistan's first road traffic injury surveillance project. / Shamim, M. Shahzad; Razzak, Junaid; Jooma, Rashid; Khan, Uzma R.

In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Vol. 18, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 213-217.

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