Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
KOIZUMI, Maria Sumie. Motorcycle accidents in S. Paulo city, Brazil: 2. analyses of the mortality. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1985, vol.19, n.6, pp.543-555. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101985000600006.
This is a descriptive study of official data on motorcycle accidents with victim (3,390) which occurred, during 1982, in S. Paulo city. There were 4,480 casualties and 166 of them died within 180 days of the event. The death rate was close to 2/100,000 inhabitants and the male/female ratio was 6:1. In relation to the kind of injury, the findings demonstrated the most frequent diagnoses were skull fracture, thoracic and abdominal injuries and leg fractures. Death on the scene of the accident or within twenty-four hours of the accident accounted for 62.35% of deaths. Motorcyclist and passenger deaths occurred more rapidly than those of the pedestrians.
Keywords : Accidents, traffic; Mortality.