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Traumatic injuries are an important cause of disability and mortality worldwide and more than 90% of injury-related deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries. Despite its overall significance, little information exists about the burden of injuries in developing countries. We aim to estimate the prevalence of traumatic injuries, describe injury mechanisms, and assess the degree of associated disability in Sierra Leone.

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  1. Stewart , Kerry-Ann ; Groen , Reinou S ; Farahzad , Mina M ; Kamara , Thaim B ; Samai , Mohamed ; Cassidy , Laura D ; Kushner , Adam L ; Wren , Sherry M

    Lancet, 2012, Vol.380S2, p.S21 [Peer Reviewed Journal]