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Mortality of motorcyclists with traumatic injuries resulting from traffic accidents in Sao Jose dos Campos city, Brazil, in 2015: a cohort study

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Neto Silva, Caroline de Lima [1] ; Barbosa Texeira Lopes, Maria Carolina [1] ; Thomaz, Rosimey Romero [1] ; Whitaker, Iveth Yamaguchi [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Enfermagem, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: EPIDEMIOLOGIA E SERVICOS DE SAUDE; v. 29, n. 5 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Objective: To analyze factors associated with mortality from traumatic injuries among motorcyclists. Methods: This was a prospective cohort conducted at the Municipal Hospital of Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, in 2015. Motorcyclists with traumatic injuries, >= 14 years old and hospitalized were included. Sociodemographic, accident and hospitalization variables were analyzed by applying a Poisson regression model showing relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). Results: Among 190 motorcyclists, 161 (84.7%) young men were found to have 422 (41.8%) injuries to the lower and upper extremities. Incidence of death increased as physiological injury severity (RR= 9.67 {[}95%CI 1.46;64.26] and RR= 4.71 {[}95%CI 1.36;16.261), and anatomical injury severity (RR= 31.49 {[}95%CI 3.72;266.38]) increased, but was lower within up to one week of hospitalization (RR= 0.39 {[}95%CI 0.15;0.98]). Conclusion: Injury severity and length of hospital stay were associated with motorcyclist deaths. Further studies should be conducted to confirm these findings and to analyze the relationships in greater detail. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50032-9 - Trauma data system and quality indicators: analysis of mortality due to traffic accidents injuries
Grantee:Iveth Yamaguchi Whitaker
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Research in Public Policies for the National Health Care System (PP-SUS)