All-Terrain Vehicle Fatalities -- West Virginia, 1999-2006

March 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/28/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p312
The article discusses a study by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources which examined data from death certificates of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fatalities from 1999-2006 in West Virginia. According to data, 250 persons died from ATV crashes, ATV fatalities increased by an average of 14 percent yearly and the rate of ATV-related deaths varied by socioeconomic factors. Factors associated with higher rates of ATV-related deaths include lower socioeconomic status, lower level of education attained and single or divorced marital status.


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