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Road traffic accidents in Dubai, 2002-2008.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20566531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are among the leading causes of mortality in Dubai, and the burden of the problem on the health system is vast. This study aims to explore trends in road traffic accidents and to identify the most common factors associated with RTIs. A cross-sectional study was conducted using secondary data for the period from 2002 to 2008. Dubai reported steadily increasing numbers of road traffic injuries, from 2203 in the year 2002 to 3043 in the year 2008, representing a 38% increase. The associated mortality showed the same trend with an overall increase of 54% during the same period. The age distribution of road traffic injuries per 100 000 in the population shows 2 peaks in the age groups 18 to 26 years and 63 to 71 years. The trend of road traffic fatalities is increasing among UAE nationals as well as expatriates. RTIs were found to be more frequent on roads with high speed limits and with the presence of trucks. Further research is needed to identify associated risk factors.
Ali Hassan Al Marzooqi; Mohamed Badi; Aizeldin El Jack
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1941-2479     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-22     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708538     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31S-39S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / mortality,  statistics & numerical data*
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Emigrants and Immigrants / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Mortality / trends
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Trauma Severity Indices
United Arab Emirates / epidemiology
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*,  mortality
Young Adult

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