Indian Journal of Public Health

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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


RR Tiwari1, GB Ganveer2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Tiwari R R, Ganveer G B. A study on human risk factors in non-fatal road traffic accidents at Nagpur.Indian J Public Health 2008;52:197-199


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Tiwari R R, Ganveer G B. A study on human risk factors in non-fatal road traffic accidents at Nagpur. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Sep 23 ];52:197-199
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