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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Indicator 3.6.1: Death rate due to road traffic injuries

Age-adjusted rate of deaths due to road traffic injuries per 100,000 US population


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Actual indicator available Death rate due to road traffic injuries
Actual indicator available - description Age-adjusted rate of deaths per year due to road traffic injuries expressed per 100,000 population
Date of national source publication December 2016
Method of computation Number of deaths due to road traffic crashes / Population Method of measurement Death registration data using ICD_10. Method of estimation Modelling, using multiple inputs, is often used if no complete and accurate data are available.''
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation Number of deaths attributable to traffic injuries divided by the population and expressed per 100,000 population. Rates are age-adjusted using the direct method of applying age-specific death rates to the U.S. standard population distribution. See Rates for more detail.
Comments and limitations Rates were generated by CDC Wonder using the Underlying Cause of Death mortality files. Rates were selected based on the Injury Intent and Mechanism list with mechanism set to 'Motor Vehicle Traffic'
Date metadata updated December 2017
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Indicator name Death rate due to road traffic injuries
Target name By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
Global indicator description Number of road traffic fatal injury deaths per 100 000 population (age_standardized).
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency WHO (Partnering Agencies: UNECE)
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Organisation National Center for Health Statistics, Underlying Cause of Death File
Agency Staff Name Mortality Statistics Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics
Agency Survey Dataset National Center for Health Statistics, Underlying Cause of Death File
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