EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON RISK OF INJURY OF CHILD PEDESTRIANS BY MOTOR VEHICLES: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY

The objective of this study is to identify and assess contribution of environmental risk factors, traffic volume, traffic speeds, and on- curb parking for injury of child pedestrians by motor vehicles. The environmental characteristics of sites where children were injured were compared with those of selected comparison sites. Each comparison site was the same distance and direction as was the injury site from the home of the relevant case child. Two control sites were selected for each injury site. The study took place in the Auckland region of New Zealand, there were 190 injured children and 380 control children. The results show that risk of injury was associated with traffic volume, high density of curb parking and with speeds over 40 km/h.

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    British Medical Association

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  • Authors:
    • Roberts, I
    • Norton, R
    • Jackson, R
    • DUNN, R
    • HASSALL, I
  • Publication Date: 1995-1-14

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 91-4
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 310
    • Issue Number: 6972
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
    • Serial URL: http://www.bmj.com/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM