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Background & Objectives: Burden of disease studies have been implemented in many countries using the disability adjusted life year (DALY) to assess major health problems. This study was designed to assess the burden of transport accident in South Khorasan (SK) province of Iran for 2005.
Methods: Years of life lost (YLLs), Years lived with Disability (YLDs) and DALYs were calculated by using methodology developed for the global burden of disease study (GBD) in 2003. The total population of SK was included in this study.
Results: In the 2005 year, the DALYs from transport accident in the south Khorasan province were 7456. DALYs for males and females were 5775(77%), 1691(23%) years respectively. The total rate of DALYs was 13.28 (per 1000) and with higher rates in age groups 30-44 years (20/86 per 1000), 15-29 years (16/96 per 1000) and 45-59 years (13/28 per 1000).
Conclusions: The age group 15– 44 years was more at risk of transport accidents and injuries than others. The findings suggest that adequate interventional programs for transport accidents prevention and control should be taken to minimize at different levels.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/08/18 | Accepted: 2008/12/27 | Published: 2013/09/4