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Title: Epidemiology of Road Traffic Accidents in Nepal from 2009/10 to 2019/20: A 10 Year Study
Authors: Atreya, Alok
Shrestha, Dhan Bahadur
Budhathoki, Pravash
Nepal, Samata
Citation: AtreyaA., ShresthaD. B., BudhathokiP., & NepalS. (2021). Epidemiology of Road Traffic Accidents in Nepal from 2009/10 to 2019/20: A 10 Year Study. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 19(2), 343-348.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Accidents
Series/Report no.: Apr-June, 2021;3432
Abstract: Abstract Background: Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of deaths worldwide among children and young adults aged between 5 to 29 years. The risk of road traffic accident-related death is higher in low-income countries. Thus, we aim to evaluate the epidemiology of road traffic accidents in Nepal during the fiscal years from 2009/10 to 2019/20. Methods: This study is a secondary data analysis of the published police records publicly available on the official webpage of Nepal Police. A study was carried out after written permission from Nepal Police. The data obtained were analysed using Microsoft Excel-13. Results: Analysing available data about reported road traffic accidents events showed an increasing trend in road traffic accidents from the fiscal years 2011/12 till 2019/20, with a steeper increase in the number of road traffic accidents in fiscal years 2017/18 and 2019/20. In fiscal years 2009/10, 11,747 vehicles collided; which rose to 25,788 in the fiscal years 2019/20. More cases of road traffic accidents were reported to occur from 12 noon-6 pm in a day. Among reported road traffic accidents commonest predispositions behind road traffic accidents was the negligence of driver followed by over speed. Among those individuals who died due to road traffic accidents, most of them were male. Conclusions: We found an increasing trend of road traffic accidents, vehicle collisions, and injuries in Nepal over the past ten years especially among two-wheelers and four-wheelers like the car, bus, and autorickshaw. Keywords: Accidents; automobiles; Nepal; traffic
Description: Original Article
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021): Vol 19 No 2 Issue 51 Apr-Jun 2021

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