The Injury Fact Book / Edition 2

The Injury Fact Book / Edition 2

by Susan P. Baker, Brian O'Neill, Marvin J. Ginsburg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195061942

ISBN-13: 9780195061949

Pub. Date: 10/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a comprehensive but concise reference that documents the nature and importance of the injury problem in the United States. For each of more than sixty causes of injury, data are presented by age, race, sex, geographic area, urban/rural residence, and per capita income. The second edition includes new chapters on injuries related to sports, work, aviation,

Overview

This is a comprehensive but concise reference that documents the nature and importance of the injury problem in the United States. For each of more than sixty causes of injury, data are presented by age, race, sex, geographic area, urban/rural residence, and per capita income. The second edition includes new chapters on injuries related to sports, work, aviation, and large trucks. Also new are many analyses subdivided by four racial groups as well as age and sex, made possible by the use of mortality data from a seven year period. The updated analyses of time trends throughout the book document major reductions in death rates over the past decade. As a statistical compilation, the book offers users a quick reference to valuable detail, much of which would otherwise be inaccessible. It also discusses reasons for many of the extreme differences among groups of people in injury death rates and describes promising avenues to prevention. This accessible, readable reference will be valuable to public health personnel, physicians, epidemiologists, safety planners and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195061949
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety B
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Injuries in Relation to Other Health Problems
3. Overview of Injury Mortality
4. Unintentional Injury
5. Suicide
6. Homicide
7. Sports and Recreation
8. Aviation and Rail Transportation
9. Occupational Injury
10. Falls
11. Firearms
12. Fires, Burns, and Lightning
13. Drowning
14. Asphyxiation by Choking and Suffocation
15. Poisoning
16. Introduction to Motor Vehicle Crashes
17. Motor Vehicle Occupants
18. Large Trucks
19. Pedestrians
20. Motorcyclists
21. Bicyclists
22. Conclusion

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