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  Trauma in India-Factfile
   
 
“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:
 
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Falls (pediatric age group)
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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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