Risk factors in urban road traffic accidents

Vorko-Jović, Ariana and Kern, Josipa and Biloglav, Zrinka (2006) Risk factors in urban road traffic accidents. Journal of Safety Research, 37 (1). pp. 93-98. ISSN 0022-4375

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INTRODUCTION: The urban road traffic accident (RTA) risks for the city of Zagreb, Croatia, from 1999 through 2000 were analyzed with the aim of reducing the increasing injury incidence. - - - - - METHOD: Simple and bivariate analysis using chi(2), odds ratio, and confidence interval of 95% was used to determine risks in three outcome groups: killed, severely, and mildly injured. - - - - - RESULTS: There were 528 RTA victims consisting of 260 severely, 213 mildly injured, and 55 killed at the scene of an accident and during transportation. More fatal accidents occurred during night hours (OR=3.78; 95% CI, 2.08-6.85), on urban road links (OR=2.33; 95% CI, 1.30-4.19), and at exceeding speed limit (OR=2.56; 95% CI, 1.43-4.61). More people were injured than killed on urban junctions (OR=5.27; 95% CI, 2.21-12.57). The highest combined risk of dying or being severely injured was found in males, driving at excessive speed, on urban links, and during bad visibility (OR=16.15; 95% CI, 3.901-66.881). - - - - - CONCLUSION: These results will influence the urban traffic police enforcement measures, which will change inappropriate behavior of drivers and protect the least experienced road users.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Accidents, Traffic - trends ; Urban Population ; Adult ; Aged ; Croatia - epidemiology ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Risk Factors ; Wounds and Injuries - classification - epidemiology - mortality
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
Vorko-Jović, ArianaUNSPECIFIED
Biloglav, ZrinkaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/234

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