Motorcycle injuries as an emerging public health problem in Mwanza City, north-western Tanzania.

  title={Motorcycle injuries as an emerging public health problem in Mwanza City, north-western Tanzania.},
  author={Phillipo L. Chalya and Joseph B. Mabula and Isdori H. Ngayomela and Emmanuel S. Kanumba and Alphonce B Chandika and Godfrey Giiti and Brian Mawala and Deo Darius Balumuka},
  journal={Tanzania journal of health research},
  volume={12 4},
Motorcycle injuries constitute a major but neglected emerging public health problem in developing countries and are a common cause of road traffic injuries. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence, injury pattern and treatment outcome of motorcycle injuries among patients presenting to Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania, between March 2009 and February 2010. Data was collected using a pre-tested, coded questionnaire. A total of 384 motorcycle injury patients were studied… CONTINUE READING
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