The Injury Fact Book
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The Injury Fact Book

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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. This 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195061942
  • 9780195061949

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This concise reference documents the nature and importance of the injury problems in the United States. 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.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Injuries in relation to other health problems; Overview of injury mortality; Unintentional injury; Suicide; Homicide; Sports and recreation; Aviation and rail transportation; Occupational injury; Falls; Fireamrs; Fires, burns, and lightning; Drowning; Asphyxiation by choking and suffocation; Poisoning ; Introduction to motor vehicle crashes; Motor vehicle occupants; Large trucks; Pedestrians; Motorcyclists; Bicyclists; Conclusion.show more

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