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dc.contributor.authorKinuthia, Gichuhi
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-20T08:09:01Z
dc.date.available2014-01-20T08:09:01Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationEast African Orthopaedic Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2007)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1994-1072
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8699
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314%2Feaoj.v1i1.49454en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To study and analyse the pattern of injuries among non-fatal road traffic crash victims. Design: Retrospective analytical study. Setting: Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi over a six-month period from February to July 2004. Subjects: Road traffic crashes victims treated at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi during the period under study. Results: One thousand four hundred and twenty four victims of road traffic crashes were treated over a sixmonth period. The male: female ratio was 3:1 and the pedestrians were the majority (69.7%). The commonest injuries were fractures (69.0%) and the tibia/fibula being the most fractured bones (30.3%). Age group 15-44 years was the most affected (81.9%). There was one incidence of a ruptured eye in a passenger. Conclusion: Road traffic injuries are a major cause of death and disability globally with disproportionate number occurring in the developing countries. The most affected age group 15-44 years lead to double tragedy to these countries with loss of productive man-hours and expenditure incurred to treat them.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEast African Orthopaedic Journalen_US
dc.titleInjury Pattern among Non-fatal Road Traffic Crash Victimsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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