Road traffic accidents are frequent in Kindia. Information from police records is insufficient, hospital data are available but not thoroughly analyzed and previous studies are incomplete. We decided to supplement these previous studies with an in-depth analysis of the available data in order to guide appropriate actions. We conducted a cross-sectional study. We used survey of data from 2012 to 2016. We collected socio-demographic, clinical information and the circumstances of the accident through a documentary review. We analyzed the data using Excel 2010 and Epi Info 7.2. Proportions and median were calculated. The prevalence of road traffic accidents was 3.31%. The 15-30 age group was most commonly affected (46.98%) with a median of 24 years. Men were the majority (66.23%) and informal employees represented 51.68%. These accidents victims came from the urban area (77.58%). Accidents occurred generally between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (42.63). Motorcycles were mostly used (65.52%), main lesions were bruises (47.3%) largely in the lower limbs (38.3%). Lethality was 1.65%. Young adults were the most exposed and the informal sector remained the most widespread. Accidents occurred between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Preventive actions should focus on these exposures.
Key words: Epidemiology, casualties, public road, Kindia, 2012-2016.
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