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Epidemiology of mine explosion and other munitions organic injuries in Ilam province from 2001-2007

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(2013) Epidemiology of mine explosion and other munitions organic injuries in Ilam province from 2001-2007. Life Science Journal. pp. 1445-1449. ISSN 10978135 (ISSN)

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The widespread use of explosive weapons such as mine is cause of various injuries in the victims. That is very important about the health and life of the people and military personnel as special forces in charge of country security. Epidemiological studies in these events are one of the most effective ways to manage and reduce the damage caused by the explosions in the border areas contaminated by mines and other explosive materials. Therefore, the present study aims at evaluation of types of injuries related to mine and munitions explosion and their related factors in Ilam province. This survey is a cross-sectional (descriptive - analytical study) study. Data for this study were collected from census of all case records of injuries caused by the explosion of mines and other munitions from 2001 to 2007 that were registered in the forensic office of Ilam. In this study descriptive statistics like Chi-square, Fisher exact, one-way variance analysis ANOVA and Tukey tests were used from the total of 106 injuries during the study period 95.3 were male and the rest female, in age group 20-40 years old that had the highest number of injuries(47.2 ). Also among the injures, impairments with 4(CI95:0.29-0.57), skin lesions 16 (CI95:0.01-0.33), nephropathy 15.1(CI95:0.01-0.32), upper extremity bone defects3.8(CI95:-0.14- 0.22), lower limb bone defects 18.9 (CI95:0.02-0.36)and skull bone injuries 2.8 (CI95:-0.15-0.21) were common respectively. Also, a meaningful relationship between type of injury, age, gender, occupational status and type of explosives in injured individuals was found. The degree of impairment caused by the explosion of mines and other ammunitions in this study is higher than other similar studies. In fact, these events can leave irreparable damage to the physical or mental health of the affected people. Also, ignoring the affected areas can damage residents' mental health such as farmers, ranchers, and military personnel stationed on border areas.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Mine Munitions Organic injuries
Page Range: pp. 1445-1449
Journal or Publication Title: Life Science Journal
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 10
Number: 3
ISSN: 10978135 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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