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Rising mortality from injury in urban China: demographic burden, underlying causes and policy implications

Zhao, Jiaying; Tu, Edward Jow-Ching; McMurray, Christine; Sleigh, Adrian


In urban China, mortality from injuries has increased over the past five decades. By contrast, life expectancy has continued to increase and has come to nearly equal life expectancy in developed countries. Currently, most of the life expectancy lost due to injury (65%) in urban China would be recovered if injury rates were the same as in countries with low injury-related mortality. Fundamentally, the rising trend in urban injury mortality in China reflects a continued focus on injury treatment...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-04-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.11.093849


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