Road Traffic Deaths in Brazil: Rising Trends in Pedestrian and Motorcycle Occupant Deaths
Aruna Chandran, Tanara Rosangela Vieira Sousa, Yayi Gu, David Bishai, Flavio Pechansky
TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2012
OBJECTIVE: According to the World Health Organization, the global burden of road traffic mortality exceeds 1.27 million people annually; over 90 percent occur in low- and middle-income countries. Brazil's road traffic mortality rate of ∼20 per 100,000 is significantly higher than nearby Chile or Argentina. To date, there has been very little information published on road traffic fatalities among vulnerable road users (VRUs) in Brazil. METHODS: Road traffic fatality data from 2000 to 2008 were extracted from Brazil's Mortality Information System (SIM). Road traffic deaths were extracted using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) V-codes (V01-V89) and then subcategorized by VR..View full abstract
Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
The authors thank Dr. Adnan A. Hyder for his support and guidance. This work was conducted as part of the Road Safety in 10 Countries project funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies.