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Table 3 Main cause of death after traffic injuries compared between the elderly and other age groups in East Azerbaijan (March 2006–March 2016)

From: A decade of road traffic fatalities among the elderly in north-West Iran

  Elderly Other ages Total P-value*
Head trauma 778 (57.4%) 5301 (65.9%) 7606 (81%) <0.01
Multiple fractures 223 (16.5%) 936 (11.6%) 593 (6.3%)
Bleeding 86 (6.3%) 610 (7.6%) 3080 (32.8%)
Burns 4 (0.3%) 109 (1.4%) 190 (2%)
Mixed causes 209 (15.4%) 910 (11.3%) 791 (8.4%)
Other causes 31 (2.3%) 109 (1.4%) 661 (7%)
Not defined 26 (1.8%) 64 (0.8%) 922 (9.8%)
Total 1357 (100%) 8039 (100%) 9396  
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