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Studying the Epidemiology of Fatal Traffic Accidents in the Khuzestan Province

Narjes Rajaei Behbahani 1 , Mohammad Javad Mohammadi 2 , 3 , Seyed Saeed Hashemi Nazari 4 , * , Mohammadreza Ghadirzadeh 5 and Soheil Hassanipour 6
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1 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Student Research Committee, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
3 Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, IR Iran
4 Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
5 Legal Medicine Research Center, Tehran, IR Iran
6 School of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: April 01, 2016, 8 (2); e32114
  • Published Online: March 12, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 4, 2015
  • Revised: December 23, 2015
  • Accepted: December 26, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/jjhs-32114

To Cite: Rajaei Behbahani N, Mohammadi M J, Hashemi Nazari S S, Ghadirzadeh M, Hassanipour S. Studying the Epidemiology of Fatal Traffic Accidents in the Khuzestan Province, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2016 ; 8(2):e32114. doi: 10.17795/jjhs-32114.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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