The Injury Fact Book / Edition 2

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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.

Analyzes 60 kinds of injuries incl. differences by race, sex, geographic area, income.

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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
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

both of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention Center

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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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