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Road injuries & health burden make 12- to 17-year olds a high risk group in the Netherlands

The scientific article Road injuries, health burden, but not fatalities make 12- to 17-year olds a high risk group in the Netherlands has been published in the European Journal of Public Health. The authors of the article are SWOV researchers Divera Twisk and Wendy Weijermars and SWOV data specialist Niels Bos.

The article discusses the study of the impact of road injuries for different age groups and compares the health burden of road injuries for young adolescents to that for older age groups.

Key points of the study are:

  • Young adolescents have the highest injury risk of all age groups and carry the highest health burden.
  • Fatalities are insufficient for identification of groups in need of extra care.
     

Topics

Risks, Policy, Human behaviour in traffic, International
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