Fatal motor vehicle crashes in rural and urban areas: decomposing rates into contributing factors.

@article{Zwerling2005FatalMV,
  title={Fatal motor vehicle crashes in rural and urban areas: decomposing rates into contributing factors.},
  author={Craig S. Zwerling and Corinne Peek-Asa and Paul S Whitten and S-w Choi and Nancy L Sprince and Michael Peyton Jones},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={24-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Motor vehicle crash fatality rates have been consistently higher in rural areas than in urban areas. However, the explanations for these differences are less clear. In this study the decomposition method was used to explore the factors associated with increased fatal crash involvement rates in rural communities. DESIGN Using national databases, the fatal crash incidence density was decomposed into the product of three factors: the injury fatality rate, the crash injury rate, and… CONTINUE READING

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