Risk Factors Associated with Fatality in Road Traffic Accidents in Lahore

Authors

  • Iram Manzoor Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Ayesha Younis Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College lahore
  • Huma Iftikhar Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Kainat Naveed Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Haseeb Jan Gurmani Akhtar Saeed medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Hussain Ghyas Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v13i2.1057

Keywords:

Road traffic accidents, risk factors, injuries, fatality

Abstract

Background: The objective of the study was to analyze the epidemiology of risk factors associated with fatal road traffic accidents in Lahore-Punjab, Pakistan.

Methods: An Analytical cross-sectional study was conducted in Lahore, between July 2019 and September 2019. Data of 290 road traffic accidents was collected from office of Rescue 1122. To collect data systematic Random Sampling technique was used. Data was collected on preformed pretested questionnaire. Data was entered and analyzed in SPSS version 23. Chi-square test of significance was applied, p-value of less than 0.05 was considered as significant.

Results: Mean age of victims of RTA was 31.4±14.7. About 28.3% of the total accidents were observed among 20-29 years age group. Out of total 290 victims, 239 (82.4%) were males. Majority, 228(78.6%) of the accidents involved Motorcyclists. Significant association was found between fatal accidents and injury to head (p-value = 0.00), Concussion (p-value=0.00), with No fractures of limbs (p-value= 0.04) and critical condition of victim (p-value=0.00).

Conclusion: Road Traffic Accidents were more common among males of 20-29 years age. Most of the victims were motorcyclists. Head Injuries, concussion and critical conditions of victims has significant association with fatality.

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Published

30-06-2023

How to Cite

1.
Manzoor I, Younis A, Iftikhar H, Naveed K, Gurmani HJ, Ghyas H. Risk Factors Associated with Fatality in Road Traffic Accidents in Lahore. Pak J Public Health [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];13(2):67-70. Available from: https://pjph.org/pjph/article/view/1057