MORTALITY FROM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN THE 15-24 YEAR AGE GROUP

MORTALITE PAR ACCIDENTS DE VEHICULE A MOTEUR DANS LE GROUPE D'AGE 15-24 ANS

The World Health Organization data bank provided figures for an analysis of mortality due to motor vehicle accidents involving persons between 15 and 24 years of age. Data from 1950 to 1974 were obtained for about 30 of 70 countries for which data were available. Results showed dramatic increases in the absolute number of victims of road accidents in the 15-24 age group, in mortality rates per 100,000 population, and in the percentage of deaths for all ages caused by road accidents. A major factor affecting road accident mortality in the different countries is the increasing use of motor vehicles. A further consideration in interpreting international statistics is the rising differential velocity of vehicles in rural road accidents as vehicles become capable of faster speeds and roads are designed to handle these vehicles. Although mortality and morbidity have increased, important safety improvements have been made in such areas as seat belts and crash helmets and modification to vehicle designs and highway structures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    World Health Organization

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    CH-1211 Geneva 27,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Havard, JDJ
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • French

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 659
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM