Injuries and their burden in insured construction workers in Iran, 2012

Seyed Esmaeil Hatami, Narges Khanjani, Seyed Mohammad Alavinia, Mohammad Reza Ghotbi Ravandi

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Abstract

The present study used disability adjusted life years (DALY) to estimate the burden of external cause of injuries in construction workers insured in Iran in 2012. The Global Burden of Disease method (2010) was used to estimate the years of life lost due to death (YLL) and years of life lost due to disability (YLD). DALY was calculated as the sum of YLL and YLD. There were 5352 injured construction workers in Iran (11.25 individuals per 1000). Falling was the most common incidence and included 2490 individuals (46.53%). Totally, DALY was estimated 18,557 years for all age groups and both genders including 17,821 YLD (96%) and 736 YLL (4%). The DALY related to construction work is high in Iran and it has notably affected the young. Hence more preventive methods should be applied to reduce the overall burden of specific external cause of injuries especially in young and inexperienced workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • construction workers
  • DALY
  • Iran
  • YLD
  • YLL

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