Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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