Factors associated with the death of motorcyclists in traffic accidents

  • Nelson Luiz Batista de Oliveira Universidade Estadual de Maringá; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Regina Marcia Cardoso de Sousa Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Enfermagem Médico Cirúrgica
Keywords: Accidents, traffic, Motorcycles, Mortality, External causes, Emergency nursing


In order to identify the factors associated with death among motorcyclists involved in traffic accidents in Maringá - PR, a retrospective study was performed, including motorcyclists involved in accidents in the year 2004. Data were collected from the Military Police records, the Integrated System for Emergency Trauma Care (Sistema Integrado de Atendimento ao Trauma em Emergência -SIATE) and the Institute of Legal Medicine. Bivariate analyses and binary logistical regression were performed. A total of 2,362 motorcyclists were identified in the Police Reports, 1,743 of whom also had records in the Emergency Responders reports. Victims who succumbed to their injuries differed from victims who survived in terms of age, place of residence, time elapsed since obtaining a driver's license, and their physiological condition at the scene of the accident. The following variables were maintained in the final model: Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), Revised Trauma Score (RTS), pulse, and blood oxygen saturation. The physiological conditions of the victims at the scene of the accidents were highlighted in the final model, with GCS surpassing RTS in regards to association with death.


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Oliveira, N., & Sousa, R. (2012). Factors associated with the death of motorcyclists in traffic accidents . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 46(6), 1379-1386. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000600014
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