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Road traffic related mortality in Vietnam: Evidence for policy from a national sample mortality surveillance system

Ngo, Anh D; Rao, Chalapati; Hoa, Nguyen Phuong; Hoy, Damian; Trang, Khieu Thi Quynh; Hill, Peter

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Background: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are among the leading causes of mortality in Vietnam. However, mortality data collection systems in Vietnam in general and for RTIs in particular, remain inconsistent and incomplete. Underlying distributions of external causes and body injuries are not available from routine data collection systems or from studies till date. This paper presents characteristics, user type pattern, seasonal distribution, and causes of 1,061 deaths attributable to road...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153077
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-561
Access Rights: Open Access

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