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Aim: To assess the demographic characteristics of road traffic accidents attending an emergency department in a tertiary care hospital
Study design: A retrospective study
Place and Duration: This study was conducted at Civil Hospital Larkana Pakistan from June 2020 to June 2021.
Methodology: The study is single-centered, with the target population being all patients aged 1-80 years who were admitted with a history of road traffic accidents. The data were collected from the medical records department, with a sample size of 1250 patients
Results: A total of 1250 participants were included in the study. More than 48.8% of accident patients (n=610) were found to be between the ages of 21 and 30, with the next most common age group being 31 to 40 years (28.8%, n=360). There were 1040 males (83.2%) and 210 females (16.8%). The Monsoon season had the highest number of RTA at (64 %; n=800), followed by winter (16 %, n=200), summer (12 %, n=150), and autumn (8 %, n=100)
Conclusion: According to this study multiple factors are linked to road traffic accidents (RTA). Most of the causes that cause RTA and its fatal consequences can be avoided. The majority of them can be mitigated using a multipronged strategy.