Background and purpose: Disasters and traffic accidents
as the leading causes of disability and death throughout the world are the most significant health problems which have usually been predictable and, therefore, possible to prevent. The present study, as the first attempt, was conducted to calculate the burden of life years lost due to early death caused by traffic accidents
Materials and Methods: The current study was cross-sectional, and the data was collected from the center of Mazandaran
Legal Medicine. The number of years of life lost due to premature death was calculated by using the instructions GBD۲۰۱۰ age and gender composition of the province was taken in the last census in ۲۰۱۲ from the Statistical Center. Then the SPSS Software was used to key in all the collected information in order to perform the analysis.
Results: Of the total population in ۲۰۱۵, ۷۲۹ deaths were recorded due to car accidents with ۷۷.۹ percent of them being male. Mean age was ۴۳.۰۷±۲۱.۱۸ and ۴۴.۶۷±۲۳.۳۴ in women. The number of years of life lost due to premature death was ۲۴۹۷۲.۷ years in men, ۶۹۶۵.۳ years in women, and the total of two genders was ۳۱۹۳۸ years (۱۰.۶ years per thousand people) which were calculated, and it was the highest in the age group ranging from ۲۰ to ۲۴ years old.
Discussion: According to the high rate of deaths from traffic accidents
and damages resulted from it, and in order to reduce these losses, it is necessary to take appropriate preventive measures.