A Study on Sociodemographic Profile and Pattern of Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents amongst Pillion Riders in Chennai
Keywords:Road traffic accidents, Head injury, Pillion riders, Two Wheeler Accidents, Demography.
One of the widespread preventable cause of unnatural death is Road Traffic Accidents. A
Retrospective cross sectional study of the sociodemographic profile of pillion riders being
victims of Road traffic accidents, the circumstances leading to road traffic accidents, the pattern
and severity of injuries of occurring in Chennai was conducted in Saveetha Medical College
and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamilnadu. A total of 2438 cases of Road traffic accidents
were recorded for a year (JAN2018-DEC2018).Out of which 62 cases (2.5%) of Road traffic
accidents deals with the injuries of pillion riders. Among the pillion riders, Male outnumbered
the Females(1.11 : 1). The most vulnerable age group was 21-30 years(50%). Most frequent
of all is Head and Neck injuries and Injuries on the Upper limb. The information obtained can
serve as a guide for better management of victims of Road traffic accidents and to establish
Road safety measures.
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