INJURIES IN EUROPE : A CALL FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION
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AbstractThe WHO Global Health Estimates show that 555 000 deaths occurred in the WHO European Region due to injuries and violence in 2011, representing a decline of 26% from 2000. Injuries account for 6.1% of all deaths and are the leading cause of death in people aged 5-49 years. The three leading causes of injury deaths are self-directed violence (123 000), road traffic injuries (92 000) and falls (78 000). There are inequalities in injury deaths in the Region: mortality rates are 2.7 times higher in males than in females and 2.4 times higher in low- and middle-income countries compared to high-income countries. When all ages are considered, there has been a convergence in mortality since 2000 between low- and middle-income countries and high-income countries; however this gap has widened for children aged less than 15 years. Public health action is needed to reduce inequalities in injuries in the Region.
Unknown author (2014). INJURIES IN EUROPE : A CALL FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION. WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/130033
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