Epidemiological Study of Injury Deaths Subjected toAutopsy in the Department of Forensic Medicine of the3rd Faculty of Medicine and University HospitalKrálovské Vinohrady in Prague 1996-1999

Authors: T. Adámek;  J. Hladík;  J. Štefan;  F. Vyhnánek
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav soudního lékařství 3. LF UK a FNKV Praha Chirurgická klinika 3. LF UK a FNKV Praha
Published in: Čes.-slov. Patol., , 2001, No. 2, p. 21-33


In our study comprising 1010 persons who died as a result of injury death at the age of 15-97 yearsand were autopsied in the Institute of Department of Forensic Medicine of the 3rdFaculty ofMedicine and University Hospital Královské Vinohrady, were 748 men and 262 women. 717 died atthe site of injury and 293 died from the consquences of the injury in hospital. The most frequentcause of injury death was unintentional deaths (56.14%), followed by suicide (26.83%), murder(12.48%) and occupational injuries (4.55%). Road traffic accidents acounted for 51% of unintentional injury deaths. The most frequent cause of death was traumatic shock (32.67%), followed byinjuries of the brain and spinal cord (30.50%). Injuries affect most frequently the head (60.5%) andchest (56.9%). The presence of alcohol in blood was detected at 30.2% of deceased.

Key words:
injury epidemiology - cause of injury - cause of death - site of injury - alcohol in blood

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