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Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study

Khalil, I; El Bcheraoui, C; Charara, R; Moradi-Lakeh, M; Afshin, A; Kassebaum, NJ; Collison, M; ... Mohammed, S; + view all (2018) Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study. International Journal of Public Health , 63 (Sup 1) pp. 187-198. 10.1007/s00038-017-0987-0. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Transport injuries (TI) are ranked as one of the leading causes of death, disability, and property loss worldwide. This paper provides an overview of the burden of TI in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) by age and sex from 1990 to 2015. METHODS: Transport injuries mortality in the EMR was estimated using the Global Burden of Disease mortality database, with corrections for ill-defined causes of death, using the cause of death ensemble modeling tool. Morbidity estimation was based on inpatient and outpatient datasets, 26 cause-of-injury and 47 nature-of-injury categories. RESULTS: In 2015, 152,855 (95% uncertainty interval: 137,900–168,100) people died from TI in the EMR countries. Between 1990 and 2015, the years of life lost (YLL) rate per 100,000 due to TI decreased by 15.5%, while the years lived with disability (YLD) rate decreased by 10%, and the age-standardized disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) rate decreased by 16%. CONCLUSIONS: Although the burden of TI mortality and morbidity decreased over the last two decades, there is still a considerable burden that needs to be addressed by increasing awareness, enforcing laws, and improving road conditions.

Type: Article
Title: Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-017-0987-0
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-0987-0
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication
Keywords: Transport injuries, Eastern Mediterranean Region, Burden of disease
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1571146
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