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Military casualties in Baranja and east Slavonia during the first 9 months of the war in Croatia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10495635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The total number of Croatian Army soldiers killed in the period from the beginning of July 1991 until the end of March 1992 was 487. The number of severely wounded was 1,160, and 1,141 soldiers were slightly wounded. The ratio of the killed to wounded was 1:5, except in the municipality of Osijek, where it was 1:2.5. The number of casualties increased continually and culminated during November 1991, the period of fiercest fighting in this territory, followed by a gradual decrease. The most common mechanism of injury was explosives, which were responsible for almost half of all casualties (47.9%). An equal number of soldiers were killed by explosives and infantry weapons (46.4% and 44.9%, respectively). Casualties caused by motor vehicle crashes are not to be ignored, especially after the cease-fire agreement. Car crashes frequently resulted in death (from 4.5%-12.4%).
Authors:
D Ropac; J Milas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-07     Completed Date:  1999-10-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Naval Medical Institute, Split, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Croatia / epidemiology
Hospitals, District / utilization
Humans
Population Surveillance
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data
Seasons
Time Factors
War*
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*,  etiology,  mortality*

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