TRENDS IN CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS OLDER THAN 50 YEARS OF AGE IN THE PERIOD 1970-1994

TRENDS BIJ AUTO-ONGEVALSSLACHTOFFERS VAN 50 JAAR EN OUDER IN DE PERIODE 1970-1994

This study, was about persons older than 50 years of age (N=2693), who were treated for their injuries due to car accidents at the University Hospital at Groningen in the period 1970-1994. The highest prevalence number was found in the age group 50-54 years. Male predominance was observed for patients who were driving the car at the time of the accident, whereas the reverse was found for the passenger. The majority of the injuries occurred at the shoulder and thorax. The percentages of patients who had to stay in the hospital for clinical treatment increased sharply from the age of 70, indicating that the severity of injuries in that age group was greater than in other age groups. For the covering abstract of the report see IRRD 877135.

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    Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen

    P.O. Box 30001
    Groningen,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kingma, J
    • DUURSMA, N
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00722984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-75191-07-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM