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PINA TORNES, Arlines Alina; COLLEJO ROSABAL, Yusel  and  MOJENA REYES, Deglis María. Epidemiology of the traffic accident mortality in Granma (2005-2011). MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.575-584. ISSN 1029-3019.

Introduction: traffic accidents emerge as a death factor that requires to be reduced and prevented. Objective: to describe the epidemiology of traffic accident mortality. Methods: a descriptive, retrospective and cross-sectional study, which included patients dead by traffic accidents in Granma province in the period 2005 - 2011, was carried out. Results: there was a progressive decrease in mortality from this cause, with an annual average of 59.8 deaths. Dead males aged between 25 and 44 years predominated, for an average male/female ratio of 3.5. As indicators of mortality, the gross rates adjusted to the population and those of potentially lost years of life decreased over the years, but remain high. Conclusions: deaths from traffic accidents in that province occurred predominantly in young men, even with high mortality indicators.

Keywords : epidemiology; traffic accidents; multiple injury; craniofacial injury; mortality; potentially lost year of life.

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