Worsening Inequalities in Child Injury Deaths in the WHO European Region
AbstractThis article compares the mortality data for injuries in children aged 0–14 years in the World Health Organization WHO European region as estimated by the WHO Global Health Estimates for 2000 and 2015. While the region has seen a decline in child mortality due to injuries over the years, inequality persists between the low- and middle-income countries and high-income countries in the region. The gap in child mortality due to unintentional injuries has widened over the years between these two socioeconomic regions, particularly in terms of road injuries. In contrast, mortality rate ratios due to intentional injuries have narrowed between 2000 and 2015. The low- and middle-income countries need to scale up their efforts in injury prevention by adopting stricter regulations and higher safety practices to narrow the East-West gap in unintentional injuries. View Full-Text
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Sethi, D.; Aldridge, E.; Rakovac, I.; Makhija, A. Worsening Inequalities in Child Injury Deaths in the WHO European Region. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1128.
Sethi D, Aldridge E, Rakovac I, Makhija A. Worsening Inequalities in Child Injury Deaths in the WHO European Region. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(10):1128.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sethi, Dinesh; Aldridge, Emogene; Rakovac, Ivo; Makhija, Akash. 2017. "Worsening Inequalities in Child Injury Deaths in the WHO European Region." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 10: 1128.
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