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Children in deprived areas at most risk of road injuries

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 26 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4397
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    Child pedestrians from the most deprived areas in Great Britain are four times more likely to be killed or injured on the roads than those from wealthier districts, a report by a cross party group of MPs said.

    Death rates among child pedestrians in Great Britain are worse than in France, the Netherlands, Japan, Austria, Australia, and Belgium, in terms of the number killed as a proportion of the population, says the report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.

    There were 121 pedestrian casualties younger than 17 years old per 100 000 population in the most deprived areas of England, compared with 32 …

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