Lartey, Grace K.; Habib, Farida; Ranapurwala, Shabbar I.; Bowles, Ty
September 2008
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p124
Academic Journal
Motor vehicle injuries have become the leading cause of death for people 1 to 44 years of age. This study examined the role of health departments in promoting motor vehicle safety among children in their communities. Six hundred health departments were randomly selected from a national directory to participate in this study and 51 % of them responded. The study found that 86% of health departments believed motor vehicle safety activities were extremely important or important. Fifty-nine percent of health departments had started conducting (action stage). It is therefore important for health departments to continue to provide motor vehicle safety activities in their various communities.


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