Title

Understanding the extent and impact of Indigenous road trauma

RIS ID

25768

Publication Details

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.

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.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1383(08)70025-1