The Burden of Road Traffic Injuries in Developing Countries: The First National Injury Survey of Pakistan

This study investigated the burden of road traffic injuries in Pakistan, a developing country in South Asia. The study featured a nationally representative household interview survey, to measure the burden of injuries for all ages and in both genders using a three-month recall period. The results showed an overall incidence of injury events of 41 per 1000 per year and, for road traffic injuries, 15 per 1000 per year. The relative risk for road traffic injuries was found to be higher in males, those 16-45 years old, and those in the professional category of laborers and vendors. The authors conclude that there is a significant burden of injuries, especially road traffic injuries, on both the society and the health system in Pakistan. The authors discuss the realm of injury prevention and control in Pakistan, emphasizing the need to include road safety. Road injuries can by addressed and reduced by a mix of appropriate legislation, preventive interventions, and proper case management.

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  • Authors:
    • Ghaffar, Abdul
    • Hyder, Adnan A
    • Masud, Tayyeb I
  • Publication Date: 2004-4


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01013483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2005 11:56AM