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Looking at trauma and deaths: Diyarbakir city in Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10476279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There were 329 trauma related deaths in Diyarbakir in 1997. Of these 226 were male (69%) and 103 were female (31%). The median age was 20 years old (range 1-82 years). Of the deaths, 30.5% were under 10, 51% were under 20 and 67% were under 30 years old. Two hundred and eleven deaths occurred in the hospital while 118 deaths occurred prehospital. Seventy-seven percent of hospital deaths (191) occurred in the first day. The most common cause of death was multiple injuries (151, 46%). Head injuries were the main reason for 128 deaths (46%). The most common mechanism of death was motor vehicle accident (131, 40%). The second was falls from a residential building (117, 33.7%).
Y Yagmur; M Kiraz; I H Kara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-04     Completed Date:  1999-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Accident and Emergency, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / mortality
Accidents, Traffic / mortality
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Craniocerebral Trauma / mortality
Middle Aged
Multiple Trauma / mortality
Sex Distribution
Turkey / epidemiology
Wounds and Injuries / mortality*
Wounds, Gunshot / mortality
Wounds, Stab / mortality

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