Mortality in traffic accidents in Bayamo, Cuba 2011

Authors

  • Arlines Piña-Tornés Universidad Espíritu Santo. Guayaquil, Ecuador. Hospital Regional Teodoro Maldonado Carbo. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Lourdes González-Longoria Hospital Abel Gilbert Pontón. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Secundino González-Pardo Hospital de IESS. Ibarra, Ecuador.
  • Ariel Acosta-González Universidad Espíritu Santo. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Patricio Vintimilla-Burgos Universidad Espíritu Santo. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Silvana Paspuel-Yar Hospital San Vicente de Paul. Ibarra, Ecuador. Universidad Técnica del Norte. Ibarra, Ecuador.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.314.125

Keywords:

Traffic accidents, multiple traumatisms, and mortality

Abstract

With the objective of describing mortality from traffic accidents in Bayamo, Cuba, in 2011 a review was performed of injured and deceased patients due to traffic accidents, recorded in the Hospital Carlos M. de Céspedes. Of the 1,365 injured patients treated in the emergency room, the predominant groups were individuals aged 25 to 44 years comprising 372 patients (27.3%) and men comprising 1,071 (78.5%). 46 people died, most from the same age group and male. Multiple traumatisms (52.6%) and craniofacial trauma (34.2%) were the predominant injuries. Motor vehicle-pedestrian accidents stood out with a mortality of 26.3%. In conclusion, mortality from traffic accidents predominately occurs in young male adults, whose fatal consequences are due to multiple traumatisms from road accidents.

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Published

2014-12-01

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Piña-Tornés A, González-Longoria L, González-Pardo S, Acosta-González A, Vintimilla-Burgos P, Paspuel-Yar S. Mortality in traffic accidents in Bayamo, Cuba 2011. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];31(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/125

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