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Eshraghi Samani R, Safaee M. Epidemiological Study of Patients with Workplace Accidents Referred In Isfahan. Iran J Health Sci. 2022; 10 (2) :40-47
URL: http://jhs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-802-en.html
Assistant Professor of General surgery, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , sm.safaee@mui.ac.ir
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Background: Work-related accidents are those events that occur while on duty in the workplace. Due to the lack of accurate information about the epidemiological status of occupational injuries in Isfahan, the present study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology of workplace accidents.
Methods: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study assessing the medical records of all patients injured in the workplace in 2018. The list of all work accident patients was collected from the Hospital archives that accounted for 836 cases. The information about age, sex, the season in which the accident has occurred; type of insurance, nationality, marital status, occupation, and the type of injury were extracted. Afterward, they were statistically analyzed using qualitative variables as well as Chi-square or independent t-test. A P-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Based on the findings, the 836 assessed cases had the mean age of 34.43±12.73 years old and were predominantly males (n=812, 97.2%). They were mostly bachelor (n=462, 55.26%) and aged less than 40 years old (57.4%). Soft tissue injuries (53.94%), amputation (13.63%), upper (13.27%) and lower (7.77%) extremities fractures ranked the highest types of injuries. 342 (40.9%) of the cases did not have any insurance, while Social security insurance (48.3%) was the most common one among the supported workers with insurances.
Conclusion: According to the present study, the highest number of hospitalizations due to workplace injuries were related to less than 40 years old young adults who were mostly bachelor, experienced soft tissue injuries. Most of the patients were under Social security insurance coverage, while the significant rate of 40% without any insurance surprised us. The results are consistent with the previous studies. Further investigations with more precise assessments are strongly recommended.
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