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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-113

Sociodemography of musculoskeletal injuries due to roadside accidents: A register-based study from North-West India


1 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. RPGMC, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-0388.185429

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Introduction: Majority of musculoskeletal injuries are attributed to roadside accidents (RSAs) due to vehicular traffic. In India, over 1.2 million are seriously injured and about 300,000 disabled permanently in road traffic crashes annually. Materials and Methods: The study was planned with a view to identifying the sociodemographic factors influencing roadside accidents and thereby leading to musculoskeletal injuries. It was a prospective, descriptive hospital-based study, conducted over a period of 1 year at a tertiary care center in a rural area of Himachal Pradesh, a sub-Himalayan state of India. Results: Musculoskeletal injuries due to RSAs were common in age group 16-30 years (n = 93, 49%), although no statistically significant association could be identified between age and RSA. Of all the vehicles involved in RSA, two-wheelers were the most common. Males and individuals engaged in government employment were more commonly involved in RSA. Importantly, no statically significant association could be found between RSA and education or income. Discussion: Majority of RSAs could be attributed to two-wheelers. Therefore, a policy framework on the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries due to RSA should focus on two-wheelers as an important factor. Conclusion: A policy framework on the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries due to RSA should focus on two-wheelers.


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