Epidemiology and mapping of child road casualties

This study mapped child crash injuries and fatalities in Wales from 2017 to 2019. The authors reviewed police and healthcare databases that included data on road traffic collisions (RTCs) that involved children aged 0 to 16 years. The authors note that the police database (STATS19) underreports RTCs, recording 1,859 crash injuries for all of Wales, compared to 1,170 crash injuries at only one tertiary hospital in South East Wales. The study found that boys aged 11-16 years had the highest injury rate; crash injuries peaked at times for usual commuting to school; and the ratio of injury was twofold in lower socioeconomic areas. The authors conclude by calling for more road safety programs in deprived areas to help address the inequality in child road safety. One set of three maps illustrates the clusters of RTCs by socioeconomic status.


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  • Accession Number: 01865127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2022 9:17AM