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Citation

Malhotra N, Hutchings A, Edwards P. Inj. Prev. 2008; 14(5): 333-337.

Affiliation

London Health Observatory, London, UK. neeraje5@yahoo.co.uk

Copyright

(Copyright © 2008, BMJ Publishing Group)

DOI

10.1136/ip.2008.018283

PMID

18836052

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine ethnic variations in trends in road traffic injuries in London. DESIGN: Analysis of STATS19 data comparing trends in road traffic casualty rates by ethnic group. SETTING: London, 2001-6. SUBJECTS: Children (<or=14 years) and adults (>or=15 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Annual casualty rates in white, black, and Asian pedestrians, cyclists, and car occupants. RESULTS: Casualty rates in London declined each year between 2001 and 2006 by an average of 8.8% (95% CI 8.5% to 9.0%). After adjustment for area-level deprivation, there was good evidence that the average annual reduction in injury rates in car occupants was significantly less in Asian than in white adults (10.9% vs 14.4%, p<0.001). There was some evidence that average annual reductions in injury rates were lower in black than in white adult pedestrians (7.4% vs 9.3%, p = 0.041) and car occupants (13.2% vs 14.4%, p= 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: Casualty rates in London have declined for pedestrians, cyclists, and car occupants in three broad ethnic groups. Asian car drivers appear to have benefited least from these reductions.

Language: en

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