Title

The Epidemiology of Pedestrian Deaths in Georgia, USA: Opportunities for Public Health

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Transport and Health

DOI

10.1016/j.jth.2017.11.141

ISSN

2214-1405

Abstract

Highlights:

  • 36% of pedestrians killed in 2015 tested positive for drugs, both legal and illegal.
  • 43% of Georgia pedestrian fatalities were under the influence of alcohol.
  • Males, working age adults, and African-Americans are more likely to be killed as pedestrians.
  • A comparison of rates per 1000 population by Rural Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC) revealed no significant differences. However, statistical disparities did emerge when exploring population and fatality proportions by RUCC code.

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