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Ebrahimi Fakhar H, Zand S. The Epidemiology of Hospitalized Head Injury in Arak. irje. 2011; 6 (4) :61-65
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-69-en.html
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Background & objectives: Head injuries are the most sever kind of injuries in accidents. It is an important factor of disability in society. Having information about present situation and its determinant factors is the first step of programming for head injury reduction. This survey aimed to have an epidemiological aspect of head injury in Arak.
Methods: Relevant informations about severity of the impact, causes, demographic information and treatment results were extracted from medical files between 2005-2006 years.
Results: Of total 1105 patients with head injury 25.8% were in their first decade of life and 11.8% were reported as sever head injury. The most common injuries (18.4%) caused by downfall from low height. Men had more head injured 64.7% compared with women. In the period of hospitalization 12.8% of moderate head injuries and 43.1of sever head injury caused to death.
Conclusions: It is concluded that applying and administration of the safety rules in the society as a compulsory rules and educating by mass media, are necessary. It should also be taken into account more effective hospital care for sever head injuries to reach better outcomes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/02/2 | Accepted: 2010/07/3 | Published: 2013/09/1

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