Controlling for exposure changes the relationship between ethnicity, deprivation and injury: an observational study of child pedestrian injury rates in London

In this article, the authors examine the role of exposure and hazard levels in explaining social differences in child pedestrian injuries. They model the relationship between ethnicity, deprivation and injury rates using police records of injury in London between 2000 and 2009. To control for exposure levels, analysis is restricted to the time of a workday morning commute; characteristics of the road environment are used to control for hazard levels. The results indicate that Black children have higher pedestrian injury rates in the least deprived areas, and that the relationship between between ethnicity, deprivation and injury is changed by controlling for risk exposures using the authors' methods. They conclude that risk appraisal must be considered when developing strategies for reducing injury inequality.

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  • Accession Number: 01529235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2014 10:21AM