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      The burden of road traffic injuries in developing countries: the 1st national injury survey of Pakistan.

      Public Health

      epidemiology, Wounds and Injuries, Public Health, Pakistan, Middle Aged, Male, Humans, Female, Developing Countries, Data Collection, Adult, Adolescent, Accidents, Traffic

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          To assess the burden of road traffic injuries in Pakistan-a developing country in South Asia. A nationally representative household interview survey, to measure the burden of all injuries for all ages and in both genders using a three-month recall period. The overall incidence of injury events was 41 (CI: 39.2-43.8) per 1000 per year and for road traffic injuries 15 (CI: 13.7-16.5) per 1000 per year. The relative risk for road traffic injuries was found to be higher in males, those 16-45 years old, and those in the professional category of laborers and vendors. This first national survey reflects the growing impact of injuries, especially road traffic injuries in Pakistan and portends a challenge for the national health system.

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          10.1016/j.puhe.2003.05.003

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