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Citation

Stewart BT, Yankson IK, Afukaar F, Medina MC, Cuong PV, Mock C. Med. Clin. North Am. 2016; 100(2): 331-343.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, Patricia Bracelin Steel Memorial Building, 401 Broadway, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA 98122, USA; Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.mcna.2015.07.011

PMID

26900117

PMCID

PMC4764791

Abstract

Injuries result in nearly 6 million deaths and incur 52 million disability-adjusted life-years annually, making up 15% of the global disease burden. More than 90% of this burden occurs in low- and middle-income countries. Given this burden, it is not unexpected that injuries are the leading cause of death among travelers to low- and middle-income countries, namely, from road traffic crashes and drowning. Therefore, pretravel advice regarding foreseeable dangers and how to avoid them may significantly mitigate injury risk, such as wearing seatbelts, helmets, and personal flotation devices when appropriate; responsibly consuming alcohol; and closely supervising children.


Language: en

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