Author: Rajabali

Child motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian casualties before and after enactment of Child Restraint Seats Legislation in Japan


The objectives of this preliminary evaluation are to measure the effectiveness, benefits, and usage of safety seats for child passengers aged 1-5 years by analyzing the child casualty data for the period of 1997-2002.

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Demographic risk factors in pesticide related suicides in Sri Lanka


Suicide rates in Sri Lanka (40 per 100 000) greatly exceed those of the United Kingdom (7.4/100 000), United States (12/100 000), and Germany (15.8/100 000).1,2 A leading method of committing suicide in Sri Lanka is ingestion of pesticides, which are readily available in rural farming households. Self poisoning kills more people in rural Sri Lanka than ischemic heart disease and tropical diseases combined.3 Although acute pesticide poisoning occurs at…

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Unintentional Injuries in British Columbia: Trends and Patterns Among Adults and Seniors, 1987-1998


View executive summary (PDF) » The injury literature shows that patterns of injury can be identified on the basis of age, gender, cause, social characteristics and geographic location (Rivara & Mueller, 1987). These patterns represent opportunities for prevention. For example, injuries have been found to be more common in lower income households, and people living in rural areas are at greater risk than their metropolitan counterparts. These patterns point to…

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Patterns of Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries in British Columbia, 1995-1998


In 1995, Motor-vehicle traffic injuries (MVTI) represented 31 percent of all causes of death among Canadian males aged 15-19 years old, and 42 percent among Canadian females in the same age group (Health Canada, 2000). MVTI are the leading cause of death by injury in British Columbia among 0-24 years olds for both males and females (Soubhi, Raina et al., 1999). From 1987 to 1996, mortality rates involving MVTI for…

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