There were 469 unnatural deaths among the Sheffield child population between 1947 and 1979, 226 of which were caused by traffic accidents. The annual incidence of these traffic accidents has risen steadily since the early 1960s with boys being consistently more vulnerable. Fatal accidents were disproportionately higher among socially deprived families and in poorer areas of the city. The environment rather than the child may be "accident prone" and there is an urgent need for safer play areas in deprived areas.

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Sunderland, R
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Accession Number: 00451728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 052
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM