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Factors Affect and The Prevalence of Car Accident in Land Forces of Sepah- Pasdaran in Tehran
Tavakoli R., Sanaeenasab H. *
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Introduction. According to World Health Organization (WHO), 1.2 million die because of car accident annually. Car accidents result to approximately 20-50 million injuries and disabilities. More than 90 percent of road death belong to the countries with low and averaged income. In spite of decreasing car accidents in developed countries, its rate has been increased about 65 percent in developing countries in two recent decades. In Iran, car accidents are increasing despite all efforts to control it and this statistics has been greatly occurred in military organizations. This study was done on the land forces of Sepah-Pasdaran in Tehran.

Materials and Methods. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study included all 197 recorded car accident files in the center of land force in Tehran. A researcher made questionnaire with high validity and reliability was used to collect data. The collected data was analyzed by SPSS software.

Results. The results indicated that 45.7 percent of drivers having accident were soldiers 32.5 percent were official personnel and the rest included day and conventional workers. Among all accidents, 26.4% was reported inside the centers, 32.5% in city area, 12.2% between cities and others were occurred in undetermined domains.

  Official members, soldiers, and day workers were guilty in 67.9%, 75.6%, and 76.9% of accident respectively. Moreover, the persons who educated below diploma had more car accident comparing diploma or higher.

Discussion. The results showed that high educated drivers had lower car accident because of obeying driving rules. Therefore, to reduce different losses of life and property, it is recommended to use official and married personnel rather than soldiers and day workers. 

Keywords: Accident, Driving, Military forces, Land forces.
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Received: 2007/07/15 | Published: 2007/01/15
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Tavakoli R., Sanaeenasab H.. Factors Affect and The Prevalence of Car Accident in Land Forces of Sepah- Pasdaran in Tehran. J Mil Med. 2007; 8 (4) :279-283
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