Uunintentional injuries play a key role in mortality and morbidity of Iranian 1–59 months of age children. During recent years, several studies have been carried out in different parts of the country but different studies have different results show the necessity of performing local researches to find out local patterns of aforementioned injuries for policy making or intervening in order to solve the injuries problem.Materials and methods
By use of data bases of Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, data gathered during 2010 to 2015 has been used for mortality study and in case of morbidity only data gathered in 2015 has been analyzed.Results
Of 1578 death events from 2010 to 2014 among target population, the most important causes of death were ‘congenital malformation and deformation and chromosomal abnormalities’, ‘unintentional injuries’ and ‘diseases of nervous system’. In case of unintentional injuries, from 2010 to 2015, among target population, 382 death events have been registered in which the most important causes of death were ‘Traffic accidents’, ‘Accidental drowning and submersion’ and ‘Other accidental threat to breathing’ respectively. 59.2% of them were male and most of male victims (52.6%) were living in rural areas. In case of unintentional injuries related morbidity, 5528 cases have been registered during the year 2015 in which 80.4% were in urban areas. The most vulnerable age group were children between 13–24 months of age. Homes had the greatest share among places of happened injuries. ‘Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces’, ‘falls’ and ‘heat and hot substances’ are the most frequent mechanisms of morbidity in target population. Traffic accidents as the fourth mechanism of morbidity, mostly occurred in children who were on board of vehicles.Conclusion
Effort to promote health of children ranging 1–59 months of age would not be successful without considering unintentional injuries.