Bicyclist mortality between 2006 and 2010 in China: findings from national Disease Surveillance Points (DSP) data

This article focuses on changes in bicyclist mortality in China between 2006 and 2010. The authors use Poisson regression to evaluate data from China's Disease Surveillance Points (DSP). The findings reveal a mortality rate increase of 1.1 to 1.6 per 100,000 people between 2006 and 2010, with more than 90% of bicyclist deaths undercounted by police. DSP data show a 35% increase in bicyclist mortality, while police data show a 64% decrease. The authors suggest that health data should be used to assess road traffic injuries, and they encourage China to reconsider its road policies and implement more effective interventions to protect pedestrians and bicyclists.

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  • Accession Number: 01523576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2014 4:29PM