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“Trauma - The Neglected disease of Modern Developing Nations”  
All Trauma Data from India Primarily emanates out of Road Traffic Injury estimates  
Road-traffic accidents are increasing at annual rate of 3%.

In 1997, 10.1% of all deaths in India were due to accidents and injuries


A vehicular accident is reported every 2 minutes and a death every 8 minutes on Indian roads

During 1998
» nearly 80,000 lives were lost and
» 330,000 people were injured
» 78% were men in age group of 20-44 years, causing significant impact on productivity
A trauma-related death occurs in India every 1.9 minutes

The majority of fatal road-traffic accident victims are pedestrians, two wheeler riders and bicyclists

Trauma and Injury is a major blow to our economy  
Mortality in serious (ISS > 16) injuries 6X worse in a developing country such as India compared to a developed country

90% of all Road Traffic Deaths – Middle and Low Income Countries like India
In addition to excess mortality, tremendous burden of disability in developing nations

India Loses approx 2-2.5% of its GDP to only Road Traffic Injuries
All Trauma is not Road Traffic Injuries
22.8% of all Trauma is Transport related Injuries
Majority 77.2% is other trauma like:
Falls (pediatric age group)
Agricultural related trauma
» Fire Arms, Intentional self harm
» Assault, Fall of objects
» Burns, Drowning
» Natural Disasters
» Terrorist Attacks
» Possibility of “NBC” events
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