Education Level Inequalities and Transportation Injury Mortality in the Middle Aged and Elderly in European Settings

This paper examines the differential distribution of transportation injury mortality by educational level in nine European settings. The deaths of men and women older than 30 years from transportation injuries were studied. Rate differences and rate ratios between high and low educational level rates were obtained. Findings showed that among men, those of low educational level had higher death rates in all setting, a pattern that was maintained in the different setting. No inequalities were found among women. Among men, in all the settings, the rate ratio was higher in the 30-49 age group than in the age groups 50-69 and 70 years old and older, a pattern than was maintained in the different settings. Among women, no differences were found among educational levels in the three age groups for all the settings together. In the different settings, only three (Finland, Belgium and Austria) had a high rate ratio in the youngest age group. These findings provide new evidence on the importance of considering socioeconomic inequalities in transportation injury mortality when selecting intervention strategies.

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    • Borrell, C
    • Plasencia, A
    • Huisman, M
    • Costa, G
    • Kunst, A
    • Andersen, O
    • Bopp, M
    • Borgan, J-K
    • Deboosere, P
    • Glickman, M
    • Gadeyne, S
    • Minder, C
    • Regidor, E
    • Spadea, T
    • Valkonen, T
    • Mackenbach, J P
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


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  • Accession Number: 01001330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2005 12:26AM