A new challenge to child survival in development countries: An increasing burden of urban road traffic injuries
Author(s): Hyder, Adnan
All authors:
Hyder, A.
Country: Nigeria
Publication year: 2007
Published in:
VREF, Smaller Project 2003-09
Research theme: Traffic Safety
road traffic injuries, case study,Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, mortality rates
Final Report
Overall, the project was carried out in order to determine the burden of road traffic injuries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Using summary measures of population health, this study focused on a review of 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (where data was available) and also six countries in South Asia (i.e., India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka). Researchers also developed a specific case study for Nigeria, one of the most populous countries in Africa, and the home country of one of the research fellows affiliated with this project. At the conclusion of the project, researchers had explored mortality rates from road traffic injuries - including crude death rates, case-fatality rates and morbidity data - in both regions. Data was analyzed by the following variables: anatomical location of injury, road user type including the type of vehicle, and injury outcomes (i.e., fatal or non fatal). These variables were further explored by age intervals and gender (where data was available). Risk factors for road traffic injuries in children were also explored.
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