PREMATURE MORTALITY DUE TO ALCOHOL-RELATED MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC FATALITIES - UNITED STATES, 1987

In 1987, an estimated 23,630 persons were killed in alcohol-related motor vehicle traffic crashes. These fatalities accounted for an estimated 783,304 years of potential life lost (YPLL) before age 65. Estimates were based on data recorded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS), and they represented 55.3% of all YPLL due to motor vehicle traffic crashes. Males accounted for more than three-quarters of the YPLL due to alcohol-related and alcohol-intoxication-related motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 1987, the alcohol-related motor vehicle traffic YPLL rate per 100,000 persons was 366.8. Males had an alcohol-related motor vehicle traffic YPLL rate that was 3.4 times that for females.

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    Department of Health and Human Services

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30333
  • Publication Date: 1988-12-16

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  • Accession Number: 00608587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 904
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM