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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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PINA-TORNES, Arlines et al. Mortality in traffic accidents in Bayamo, Cuba 2011. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.4, pp.721-724. ISSN 1726-4634.

With the objective of describing mortality from traffic accidents in Bayamo, Cuba, in 2011 a review was performed of injured and deceased patients due to traffic accidents, recorded in the Hospital Carlos M. de Céspedes. Of the 1,365 injured patients treated in the emergency room, the predominant groups were individuals aged 25 to 44 years comprising 372 patients (27.3%) and men comprising 1,071 (78.5%). 46 people died, most from the same age group and male. Multiple traumatisms (52.6%) and craniofacial trauma (34.2%) were the predominant injuries. Motor vehicle-pedestrian accidents stood out with a mortality of 26.3%. In conclusion, mortality from traffic accidents predominately occurs in young male adults, whose fatal consequences are due to multiple traumatisms from road accidents.

Keywords : Traffic accidents; multiple traumatisms; mortality.

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