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Citation

Campos-Outcalt D, Prybylski D, Watkins AJ, Rothfus G, Dellapenna AJ. Am. J. Public Health 1997; 87(2): 282-285.

Affiliation

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1997, American Public Health Association)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

9103112

PMCID

PMC1380809

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the contributions of rural residence, alcohol use, and pedestrian fatalities to the high American Indian motor-vehicle crash mortality rate in Arizona. METHODS: Records from the Fatal Accident Reporting System were used to examine mortality rates between 1979 and 1988. RESULTS: American Indians had increased relative risks in all motor-vehicle crash categories in all residence-gender groups. The percentage of excess mortality associated with alcohol varied from 36.8% to 66.7%, and the percentage associated with pedestrian deaths ranged from 27.2% to 55.4%. CONCLUSIONS: Efforts to reduce excess motor-vehicle crash mortality among American Indians should concentrate on preventing pedestrian and alcohol-related fatalities.

Errata in: Am J Public Health 1998 May;88(5):820; Am J Public Health 1999 May;89(5):785; Am J Public Health 1999 Aug;89(8):1274.

Comment in: Am J Public Health. 1999 Aug;89(8):1270-1.


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