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Magnitude and risk factors of Road Traffic Injury Disabilities: evidence from Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey

ul Baset, K, Townerr, E, Hossain, M, Chowdhury, S, Rahman, A, Mashreky, S, Rahman, A K M

Road Safety Across Cultures

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: There are indications that RTIs are increasing in Bangladesh; exact magnitude and risk factors of RTI disability in Bangladesh is unknown. A cross sectional study was conducted through multistage cluster sampling to investigate the magnitude and risk factors of RTI disabilities within 819,429 populations. Incidence of fatal and non-fatal was 12.9 and 134.5 per 100,000 population respectively. The incidence rate of RTI disability was 163.5 per 100,000 population. A significantly higher rate was observed among males and rural areas. Most of RTI disabilities found among pedestrians. RTI disabilities are an important public health issue in Bangladesh and need preventive interventions.