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Trop Med Int Health. 1997 May;2(5):445-60.

Road traffic injuries in developing countries: a comprehensive review of epidemiological studies.

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Faculty of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.


Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults worldwide. Nearly three-quarters of road deaths occur in developing countries and men comprise a mean 80% of casualties. This review summarizes studies on the epidemiology of motor vehicle accidents in developing countries and examines the evidence for association with alcohol.

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