Road Traffic Accidents and the Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Cross- Sectional Study
Keywords:Road Traffic Accidents, traumatic brain injuries, driving behavior–Al-Najaf province Iraq.
Background: Street traffic accidents were a main community healthiness problematic particularly in low
and middle-income countries, head injuries were found to be the most common injuries. Objectives: to
identify the relationship of road traffic injuries with different associated factors.
Methodology: This was a cross sectional study conducted on 500 Road Traffic Accidents victims admitted to
the emergency unit at Al-Sader Teaching General Hospital in Al Najaf Holy province- Iraq. Data collection
was done using a pretested questionnaire. A medical team including neurosurgeon, medical, and orthopedics
to identify the types (pattern) of cranio-cerebral injuries evaluated outcomes of the injury cases.
Results: Most of the victims are males in their productive age, motorcycle is the most common cause of
accidents, head injuries constituted the highest proportion (39.6%), the mortality rate was (13.6%), and
unhealthy behaviors during driving were dominated.
Conclusion: Cerebral contusions and skull fractures were the most common lesions among head injuries
and trauma brain injuries victims.
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