volume 17, issue 2, P84-90 2011
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.029249
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Abstract: Background In the United States, the mortality rate from traffic injury is higher in rural and in southern regions, for reasons that are not well understood. Methods For 1754 (56%) of the 3142 US counties, we obtained data allowing for separation of the deaths/population (D/P) rate into deaths/injury (D/I), injuries/crash (I/C), crashes/exposure (C/E), and exposure/population (E/P), with exposure measured as vehicle miles traveled. A “decomposition method” proposed by Li and Baker was extended to study how…

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