‘Race’ or Place? Explaining Ethnic Variations in Childhood Pedestrian Injury Rates in London

There is substantial literature on socioeconomic inequality in injury rates, but less on ethnic differences. Using police records of road injuries to examine the relationships between pedestrian injury, area deprivation, and ethnicity this paper determined that, in London, children categorized as ‘Black’ had higher injury rates than those categorized as ‘White’ or ‘Asian’, and that living in less deprived areas did not protect ‘Black’ children from higher risk. Ethnic differences in injury rates cannot be explained by minority ethnic status or area deprivation, but are likely to result from the complex ways in which ethnicity shapes local experiences of exposure to injury risk.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier
  • Authors:
    • Steinbach, Rebecca
    • Green, Judith
    • Edwards, Phil
    • Grundy, Chris
  • Publication Date: 2010-1


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  • Accession Number: 01148026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2010 4:58PM