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Table 2 Selected studies describing epidemiology of WRIs in Qatar

From: Work related injuries in Qatar: a framework for prevention and control

Author and year Title of the study Major finding
Consunji et al. 2017 [54] Epidemiologic and temporal trends of work-related injuries in expatriate workers in a high-income rapidly developing country: Evidence for preventive programs. Although there was a 37% reduction of the incidence of injury per 100,000 workers, from 2008 to 16, the proportion of falls from height decreased and that from RTIs increased.
Al-Thani et al. 2015 [12] Epidemiology of occupational injuries by nationality in Qatar: Evidence for focused occupational safety programmes Most of the workers experiencing WRIs were from Nepal (28%), India (20%) and Bangladesh (9%). Fatal WRIs were predominately among Indians (20%), Nepalese (19%), and Filipinos/Bangladeshis (both 8%)
Al-Thani et al. 2014 [25] Workplace-Related Traumatic Injuries: Insights from a Rapidly Developing Middle Eastern Country WRI patients are mainly laborers involved in industrial work (43%), transportation (18%), installation/repair (12%), carpentry (9%), and housekeeping (3%). A vast majority of workers (64%) did not use protective devices
Tuma et al. 2013 [26] Epidemiology of workplace-related fall from height and cost of trauma care in Qatar Incidence of fall related WRI was 86.7 per 100,000 and associated death rate was 8.44 per 100,000 workers.
Bener et al. 2011. [41] Trends and characteristics of head and neck injury from falls: A hospital based study, Qatar Among 1952 patients who were treated at a major trauma center for head and neck injuries, nearly half of them suffered from falls during work
Bener et al. 2012 [34] Trends and characteristics of injuries in the State of Qatar: hospital-based study This 5-year study demonstrated that overwhelming majority were non-Qatari males and over 50% of 46,701 injuries were related to WRIs. Common injuries included injuries of head and neck, extremities, and back.
Khan et al. 2005 [30] Study of Patients with Heat Stroke Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar During Summer 2004. This case series highlighted the WRIs resulting from heat stroke and its medical complications during the hot summer months