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.
KeywordsSeat Belt Unintentional Injury Motor Vehicle Crash Injury Death Injury Death Rate
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