Volume 28, Number 3 (9-2004)                   Research in Medicine 2004, 28(3): 219-222 | Back to browse issues page


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Comparing car accidents in Tehran during Ramadan with other months. Research in Medicine. 2004; 28 (3) :219-222
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-114-en.html

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Background: Car accidents are among the first 10-leading causes of death worldwide that impose large expenses on societies. Variety of factors including alteration in traffic pattern or observation of traffic rules in Ramadan may influence the frequency of car accidents. The present study was conducted to compare car accidents in Ramadan with other months during a 4-year period (1997-2000). Materials and methods: Frequency of car accidents was extracted from related files of Police Office in Tehran and stratified according to the months. Then frequency of car accidents was estimated in Ramadan and compare with other months. Results: Totally 5283, 5671, 07047, and 9412 car accidents occurred in Ramadan month of 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, respectively. The related percentage of car accidents in Ramadan was 8.5, 8.6, 9.2, and 10.4%, respectively. The mean (SD) of car accidents was 68531866. Conclusion: Car accidents in Ramadan did not significantly differ from other months.
Keywords: Car accidents, Ramadan.
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Type of Study: General | Subject: General
Received: 2003/11/27

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