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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197-199

A study on human risk factors in non-fatal road traffic accidents at Nagpur


1 Scientist C, National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad & Ex-Lecturer, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur
2 Ex-lecturer, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur

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R R Tiwari
Scientist C, National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad & Ex-Lecturer, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur

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A cross sectional study was conducted among 423 victims of road traffic accidents reporting to Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur for treatment during 1999-2000. Data was collected on pre-designed proforma by interview technique. Majority of the victims were male (85.8%) and of 18-37 years (74%); 64.5% of the subjects were consuming alcohol regularly and 5.9% were drug abusers; 43.7% and 10.2% had visual and hearing impairment respectively; 43.5% were not having any driving experience and 74.4% of the victims with two wheelers were not using any helmets at the time of accidents. Findings highlight the need for sustained health education and enforcement of traffic laws.


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