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PW 0043 National survey of the injuries caused by fire work festival (charshanbeh soori) in ir iran in years 2014 and 2015
  1. Alireza Moghisi,
  2. Mohammad Abdolvand
  1. Ministry of health and medical education, IR Iran


Background The fireworks festival annually brings a large number of people to health centers and hospitals due to damages such as different degree of burns, amputations leading to physical handicap. The purpose of this study is to investigate injuries based on the types and the severity of injuries and demographic issues of the affected individuals.

Materials and methods This is a cross-sectional study that has been carried out on people who have been referred to health centers and hospitals as the result of fire working from March 4th −1 st April 2017 and then compare with 2016 and 2015 (Iranian New year eve).

Results 2509, 3285 and 4460 individuals across the country were injured due to the accidents caused by the fireworks of so called Charshanbeh-soori festival in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. The incidence rate was 2.2 and 4.3, 5.6 in 1 00 000 population for the above said years respectively. Most of the injuries were among the young male individuals. In terms of age group, the highest incidence rate occurred among adolescents (43%, 41% and 46% in 1 00 000 population) in terms of sex, the male individuals suffered more compare to female fellow (81%, 78%, 80% for the above said years respectively). Hands, Eyes, face and feet were the most affected part of the body recorded during theses three years respectively. 10, 16 and 16 individuals expiered as a result of sever injuries.

Conclusion Cities who involved in ‘safe charshanbe soori’ campaign were succeded to control injuries. education to families and to the school age children also are the effective measures to prevent sever injuries.

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