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TITLE:

RTA: FREQUENCY, CONSEQUENCES AND SEASONAL VARIATION IN DISTRICT MIRPURKHAS SINDH, PAKISTAN

AUTHORS:

Abdul Samad, Mohammad Akbar Kazi , Aisha Rasheed Shaikh, Sultan Rajpar, Muhammad Saqib Baloach, Muhammad Shahab Hanif

ABSTRACT:

This research work was conducted about the RTA (Road Traffic Accidents) in terms of frequency, consequences and variation during different seasons at Muhammad Medical College Hospital, a tertiary care set up in district Mirpurkhas. It was a descriptive study of cross-sectional type conducted on125 patients of RTA at MMCH (Muhammad Medical College Hospital) Emergency department between 1 stMarch-2014 to 28th Feb 2015. The information was obtained on a questionnaire following consent from patient or companion. Accident cases (125) were evaluated following admission to hospital with highest presentation reported to be in August (16) followed by March (15). Male component of study subjects was 67.2% while females were 32.8%. Age range of 21-30 years was more common, 41case (32.8%), followed by 11-19years 25 (20%) and majority of the cases were illiterate 82 (65.6%). Most cases were reported to occur in rainy season 52 (41.6%) with 2 wheel vehicles on top figures 82 (65.6%).Conclusion: March and August were most affected months; rainy season was more involved in RTA. Males were more affected than female with 2 wheel vehicles more involved. Key words: RTA, Vehicles, MMCH, Seasons.

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