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