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J Health Dev 2017, 6(4): 259-267 Back to browse issues page
The Patterns of Injuries Caused by Interpersonal Violence among Cases Referred to Kerman Legal Medicine Organization during 2011 to 2013
Zohreh Alibeyginejad , Habibeh Ahmadipour * , Zahra Aminian
2- Associate Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Background: Violence makes a wide range of physical and mental problems and can cause serious injuries and even death.This study aimed to assess epidemiologic patterns of injuries caused by interpersonal violence among cases referred to Kerman Legal Medicine Organization during Sep 2011 to Sep 2013.
 
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 431 cases of interpersonal violence referred to Kerman Legal Medicine Organization during Sep 2011 to Sep 2013 were studied. Demographic data, type of violence and injury were recorded. Data were analyzed using chi-square test and through SPSS19.
 
Results: The majority of subjects (62.2%) were male with a mean age of 31.78 ± 11.77 years. The most common (51.7%) injury was bruise. Scratches, abrasion and dental damage were significantly higher in men (P=0.02, 0.001, 0.006 respectively). Bruises and pain without apparent effects were higher in women (P=0.02). The most frequent site of injury was head and neck (69.6%) and the least was the genital area (1.6%). Chest injuries were significantly more frequent in men (P=0.008), while upper limb injuries were more frequent in women (P=0.01).
 
Conclusion: Injuries caused by interpersonal violence were of higher frequency and severity among young men. Since the economic and social burden of these injuries on individuals, families, and the society is considerable, preventive strategies should be considered in health planning.
Keywords: Violence, Injury, Interpersonal
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/01/2 | Accepted: 2018/01/2 | Published: 2018/01/2
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Alibeyginejad Z, Ahmadipour H, Aminian Z. The Patterns of Injuries Caused by Interpersonal Violence among Cases Referred to Kerman Legal Medicine Organization during 2011 to 2013. J Health Dev. 2017; 6 (4) :259-267
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