In 1977 WHO published a set of comparative statistics concerning traffic deaths among children in 50 countries based on national statistics from slightly varying years. Denmark found itself at the bottom of the list, with the highest child mortality rate in traffic in the age groups 5-14 years. Since then the conditions have improved appreciably. Thanks to a combination of efforts the child mortality rate in Danish traffic has declined appreciably. The WHO report was, however, alarming and shocking, and working groups including representatives from the Danish Society of Traffic Medicine were formed in order to investigate what might be the cause of this alarming state of affairs and what might be done to improve it. Various projects have been started. This report concerns part of one of these projects, carried through at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus, and confined to traffic deaths among children, investigated in a retrospective study which will later be supplemented by a comparison between Denmark and Southern Sweden, where child mortality in traffic is much lower than in Denmark.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 128-148

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  • Accession Number: 00331213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM