Road deaths: US rates aloft than Europe, reduce than Middle East, Africa

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The grant of highway deaths to all deaths in a United States doesn’t even moment a tip 100 among all nations worldwide, contend University of Michigan researchers.

Fatalities from highway crashes as a commission of fatalities from all causes of genocide is 1.3 percent in a U.S.—less than a world’s rate of 2.4 percent.

In a new news designed to place highway fatalities in a broader open health context globally, Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of a U-M Transportation Research Institute found that a U.S. ranks 129th out of 183 countries on this measure.

Using information from a World Health Organization from 2015, Sivak and Schoettle compared deaths from trade crashes with fatalities from stroke, cancer and heart disease.

They found that a series of fatalities from highway crashes is about a entertain (26.5 percent) of fatalities from strokes. The analogous percentages for cancer and heart illness are 5.8 percent and 7.3 percent, respectively.

Worldwide, a rates are 21.5 percent for stroke, 15.4 percent for cancer and 15.3 percent for heart disease.

In their analysis, a researchers found 14 countries in that a series of fatalities surpass those for during slightest one of a other 3 heading causes of death. Most of these cases were found in sub-Saharan Africa and dual were in Middle East nations.

In several countries in a Middle East, fatalities from highway crashes consecrate a largest commission of deaths from all causes—claiming 7 of a tip 8 spots. Oman (9.4 percent), Qatar (8.6 percent) and Saudi Arabia (8.1 percent) lead a way.

Africa also ranked high on this measure, with 9 African countries among a tip 20.

On a other finish of a scale, several European and Pacific Island nations have a lowest fatalities from highway crashes as a commission of all fatalities: Sweden, a United Kingdom and Micronesia during 0.3 percent; and Norway, Spain, a Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Kiribati during 0.4 percent.

Source: University of Michigan

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