VIETNAM PROFILE ON TRAFFIC-RELATED INJURY: FACTS AND FIGURES FROM RECENT STUDIES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR ROAD TRAFFIC INJURY POLICY

Intended as well as unintended injuries are a large and often neglected health problem in all regions of the world. They accounted for 16% of the global burden of disease in 1998. According to the World Health Organization, road traffic accidents were the ninth leading cause of disease globally, fifth in the developed countries and 10th in the low and middle income countries. Vietnam, population 76.3 million, is the 13th most populous country in the world. Recent studies using mortality data collected at the community level show that transportation-related was the most common cause of non-fatal injury, was the predominant cause of fatal injury, and was the major contributor to the overall burden of diseases. This paper describes and elaborates in some detail the magnitude and characteristics of road traffic injury in Vietnam. Existing data from the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Health of Vietnam will be used, and, to verify the accuracy of the data, the data from Vietnam Multi-center Injury Survey will also be used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • Le, L C
    • Cuong, C V
    • Linnan, M J
    • Do, D V
    • Le, P N
    • La, H H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2002

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2003 12:00AM