TRENDS IN ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES AND ASSOCIATED INJURY AND FATALITY IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 1951-1999

Road traffic crashes have become a major public health problem in China. Rapid motorization that started in the late 1980s was fueled by China's economic growth. This paper reviews the trends in traffic crashes along with the associated injuries and deaths. Data were collected from records of the National Office, Ministry of Communication and the Traffic Administration Bureau. The fatality rate and the motorization index were used as evaluation indices for measuring trends at national and provincial levels. The trends are analyzed in different provinces and the characteristics of people injured or killed in road traffic crashes in China, together with risk factors for crashes.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

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  • Authors:
    • Wang, S Y
    • Chi, G B
    • Jing, C X
    • Dong, X M
    • Wu, C P
    • Li, L P
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 83-87
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  • Accession Number: 00961477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2003 12:00AM