ACCIDENTS IN AUSTRALIA: THE NEED FOR RESEARCH

THE DOMINANT ROLE OF ACCIDENTS AS A MAJOR SOURCE OF MORBIDITY IS DEMONSTRATED AND DISCUSSED. YOUNG MALES (UNDER 20 YEARS) HAVE THREE TIMES THE AVERAGE ROAD INJURY RATE, BUT ONLY THREE-QUARTERS THE AVERAGE OCCUPATIONAL INJURY RATE; NO DIFFERENTIAL INVOLVEMENT EXISTS FOR YOUNG MALES IN VEHICULAR INJURIES AT WORK; MALES SUFFER MORE INJURIES THAN FEMALES IN EVERY AGE GROUP, BOTH ON THE ROADS AND AT WORK. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT DIFFERENCES IN QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE EXPOSURE CONSTITUTE ONLY A PARTIAL EXPLANATION OF DIFFERENTIAL INJURY INVOLVEMENT, AND THE PRESENCE OF SOME OTHER SYSTEMATIC CAUSAL FACTOR IS POSTUALTED. /HSL/

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1113-20
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM