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Disparities in motor vehicle-related deaths among females-United States, 2005-2009

TitleDisparities in motor vehicle-related deaths among females-United States, 2005-2009
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWest, BA, Naumann, RB
JournalJ Womens Health (Larchmt)J Womens Health (Larchmt)
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1931-843X (Electronic)<br/>1540-9996 (Linking)
Accession Number23751162
KeywordsAccidents, Traffic/ mortality/statistics & numerical data/trends, Female, Health Status Disparities, Humans, Motor Vehicles/ statistics & numerical data, United States/epidemiology, Vital Statistics
AbstractBACKGROUND: In 2010, almost 11,000 females were killed in motor vehicle crashes, and racial/ethnic minorities were affected disproportionally. METHODS: To assess disparities in motor vehicle-related death rates by race/ethnicity among females in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2005-2009 data from the National Vital Statistics System. Death rates and corresponding 95% confidence intervals were calculated, and differences between 2005 and 2009 death rates were examined. RESULTS: The motor vehicle-related death rate for females was 6.8 deaths per 100,000 population in 2009. American Indian/Alaska Native females had the highest motor vehicle-related death rates, followed by whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. The greatest decrease in death rates between 2005 and 2009 occurred among whites from a rate of 9.4 per 100,000 population (95% CI: 9.2-9.6) to 7.1 per 100,000 population (95% CI: 6.9-7.2; absolute rate change: -2.3; p
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