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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

SOUTO, Caroline Cordeiro et al. Profile of work-related road traffic accident victims recorded by sentinel health units in Pernambuco, Brazil, 2012-2014. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.351-361. ISSN 1679-4974.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742016000200014.

OBJECTIVE:

to describe the profile of work-related road traffic accident (RTA) victims, reported by Road Traffic Accident Information Sentinel Units in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, from 2012-2014.

METHODS:

descriptive study of fatal and non-fatal work-related road traffic accident victims, reported by 21 RTA Information Sentinel Units in Pernambuco.

RESULTS:

87.8% of the 10,691 cases reported occurred among males; 69.0% of all records were related to the 20-39 age group; the sectors with most injured workers were Transport (24.4%) and Trade (21.3%); most of the victims were drivers (82.0%) and motorcycles were the most frequent vehicle at the time of the accident (77.0%).

CONCLUSION:

victims were predominantly young male motorcyclists; findings may serve to inform intersectoral actions to prevent work-related RTAs, appropriate to the profile of the victims.

Keywords : Transport Accidents; Epidemiological Surveillance; Work Accidents; Descriptive Epidemiology..

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