Using evidence for public health decision making : Motor vehicle-related injury prevention
Source:Community Guide slide modules
Corporate Authors:Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.)
Description:This slide presentation summarizes findings of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services for a set of systematic reviews on the effectiveness of motor vehicle-related injury prevention.
Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries
● Motor vehicle-related injuries kill more children and young adults than any other single cause in the United States and are the leading cause of death from injury for people of all ages.
● Each year, motor vehicle crashes take the lives of more than 40,000 people in the United States and result in 2.7 million emergency department visits.
● Use of child safety seats and safety belts and deterrence of alcohol-impaired driving are among the most important preventive measures to further reduce motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths.
What Interventions Were Reviewed?
A. Use of child safety seats
B. Use of safety belts
C. Reducing alcohol-impaired driving
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