Injuries are the second most common cause of death of American travelers, accounting for 25% (n = 601) of the deaths in the study years 1975 and 1984. Motor vehicle crashes were most common (27%) and were followed by drowning (16%) and homicides (9%). Less-developed countries accounted for 59% of unintentional travelers’ injuries and deaths. Injury death rate for males was consistently higher in less-developed countries when compared with developed countries. Age and country distribution of motor vehicle crashes and drowning are presented. Preventive strategies are outlined.
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