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Understanding the extent and impact of Indigenous road trauma

Journal Article


Abstract


  • While transport-related injuries represent a leading cause of death for all Australians, several disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Compared to non-Indigenous Australians, Indigenous Australians are more than twice as likely to have a transport-related fatal injury, with fatality risk remaining high with age while declining among the non-Indigenous community. Few studies and appropriate databases exist to elucidate the causes and solutions to this over-representation. This paper presents a summary of known risk factors, discusses the impact of road injury at multiple levels and suggests steps towards addressing this significant public health problem.

Authors


  •   Clapham, Kathleen F.
  •   Senserrick, Teresa (external author)
  •   Ivers, Rebecca Q. (external author)
  •   Lyford, Marilyn (external author)
  •   Stevenson, Mark (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Clapham, K. F., Senserrick, T., Ivers, R., Lyford, M. & Stevenson, M. (2008). Understanding the extent and impact of Indigenous road trauma. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured, 39 (Supplement 5), 519-523.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-58149125305

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/862

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 519

End Page


  • 523

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • Supplement 5

Abstract


  • While transport-related injuries represent a leading cause of death for all Australians, several disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Compared to non-Indigenous Australians, Indigenous Australians are more than twice as likely to have a transport-related fatal injury, with fatality risk remaining high with age while declining among the non-Indigenous community. Few studies and appropriate databases exist to elucidate the causes and solutions to this over-representation. This paper presents a summary of known risk factors, discusses the impact of road injury at multiple levels and suggests steps towards addressing this significant public health problem.

Authors


  •   Clapham, Kathleen F.
  •   Senserrick, Teresa (external author)
  •   Ivers, Rebecca Q. (external author)
  •   Lyford, Marilyn (external author)
  •   Stevenson, Mark (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Clapham, K. F., Senserrick, T., Ivers, R., Lyford, M. & Stevenson, M. (2008). Understanding the extent and impact of Indigenous road trauma. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured, 39 (Supplement 5), 519-523.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-58149125305

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/862

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 519

End Page


  • 523

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • Supplement 5