Statistical considerations for the interpretation of commonly utilized road traffic accident indicators: Implications for developing countries
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The problem of increasing road traffic accidents and their consequences of death, injury and disability poses a growing concern, especially in developing countries. The objectives and nature of various indicators that countries with scarce economic resources can obtain are examined. The statistical and epidemiological considerations discussed should enable health care planners in developing countries to decide on the appropriate indicators required to properly assess the extent of the problem and aid in the amelioration and prevention of this "disease." Various indicators are discussed and a pragmatic guide examining their advantages and disadvantages is provided.
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