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Rates of traffic injuries in Tanzania and Iran

1. Utilizing road traffic injuries as the injury related public health issue, provide a bried description of what road traffic inuries consist of and identify the incidence rates for 2 countries in which traffic injuries are highly prevalent and a description of populations at risk for it.

2) Explain which community-level factors might influence increased risk for injury in these populations in each country. Recommend two community-level behavioral principles that might reduce injury incidence rates in the highest risk populations in the countries selected.

*Please utilize the listed reference from the World Health Organization, in addition to two other peer reviewed sources.

http://cdrwww.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/road_traffic/world_report/intro.pdf

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http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs358/en/

http://www.bioline.org.br/request?js02003

1. Utilizing road traffic injuries as the injury related public health issue, provide a bried description of what road traffic inuries consist of and identify the incidence rates for 2 countries in which traffic injuries are highly prevalent and a description of populations at risk for it.

Road traffic injuries consist of any injury that is a result of a accident involving a vehicle whether it be pedestrian, injuries from drivers and passengers, or other injuries that result from traffic incidents. In "all" countries, young adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59% of global road traffic deaths. Approximately three-quarters or 77% of traffic fatalities occur among men. Young males between the ages of 15-25 years are almost 3 times as likely to be killed in a car crash as young females.

The countries chosen in this summary are Tanzania and Iran because road traffic injury death rates are highest in the low- and middle-income countries of the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The provided statistics were obtained using routine police records in Tanzania. The results were representative of WHO statistics that indicate African countries have higher ...

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Rates of traffic injuries in Tanzania and Iran

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