Injuries following accidents are
responsible for approximately 9 percent of all causes of deaths in the world
and about 16 percent of the disabilities are reported due to injuries. Injuries
worldwide, are dominated by those incurred in road traffic accidents.
To study the biosocial correlates,
type of accident and type of injury sustained by accident cases.
The study was conducted among
accident cases attending LLR Hospital, Kanpur. Data was entered in a
pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire and analyzed using percentages.
Most of the accident cases were
males (73.26%) and from rural areas (58.84%). Majority of the cases were
literate (94.63%) and employed (90.00%).
RTA (64.11%) was the commonest type of accident. Maximum number (30.63%) of
accidents were in 20-30 year age group.Fracture (61.93%) was the commonest type
of injury sustained.
Most of the accident
victims were males and were in the economically most productive age group. RTA
was the commonest type of accident. Fracture was the commonest type of injury