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Road traffic injuries in developing countries: a comprehensive review of epidemiological studies

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Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults worldwide. Nearly three‐quarters of road deaths occur in developing countries and men comprise a mean 80% of casualties. This review summarizes studies on the epidemiology of motor vehicle accidents in developing countries and examines the evidence for association with alcohol.
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Keywords: developing countries; fatalities; traffic injuries

Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, 2: International Health Division, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, 3: Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

Publication date: May 1, 1997

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