INCIDENCE OF DISABLED PERSONS AMONG TRAFFIC INJURED

The purpose of this study was to determine how the health conditions of Sweden's seriously injured traffic accident victims has progressed, and what consequences to health are to be found 5 years after the accidents. Sequels of traffic accidents were studied by using a stratified random sample of 835 persons from a population of 2500 in-patients treated at hospitals within the Uppsala hospital region, 1965-66. Preliminary results from all age groups concerning somatic sequels showed that 52% of the victims had no signs of disabling injuries, 32% had less than 2 days of indisposition per month and most of them were not subjectively handicapped. 11% suffered 2 days or more of a decreased function and/or acheing sequel. 2% suffered obvious activities of daily living inhibition. The annual addition of people who remain seriously disabled from annual traffic accidents is about 300.

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    • Revised version of lecture given at Second Nordic Congress of Social Medicine, Lillehammer, Norway, June 11-13, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Almqvist and Wiksell International

    Gamla Brogatan 15-17, P.O. Box 62
    S-101 20 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • THORSON, J
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00080593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2003 12:00AM