Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
RODRIGUEZ-HERNANDEZ, Jorge Martín; CAMPUZANO-RINCON, Julio César y HIJAR, Martha. Comparing pedestrian injury mortality in Mexico City: ¿have changes occurred over a decade?. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.4, pp. 320-328. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To compare and analyze the main characteristics associated with pedestrian injuries mortality in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A crossectional design was done using the mortality database related with pedestrian fatality during the periods 1994-1997 and 2004-2007. Variables as sex, age, residence, education and place of evento ccurrence were analyzed. Standardized mortality ratios by delegation were used to the analysis. RESULTS: There was a reduction during 2004-2007 at least 17.5% in deaths by pedestrian injuries and mortality rate of 1.9/100.000 inhabitants on the first period.The high decrease was in men (4,6/100.000) than in women (1,2/100.000). (p<0,05). Four delegations presented the highest risk of pedestrian injuries death during both periods. CONCLUSIONS: Results show significant changes among both periods. Differences by sex pointed out the need of a differential analysis of the problem. Contribute to elaborate new research questions to be addressed in the future to work on the prevention of this public health problem.
Palabras llave : mortality; pedestrian; injury prevention; Mexico.