Pedestrian deaths in Rio de Janeiro and Baltimore

Susan P. Baker

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Abstract

Pedestrian fatalities in the cities of Baltimore (U.S.) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) were studied using medical examiner data. The population-based death rate for Rio was about four times the rate for Baltimore. The difference reflected extremely high death rates in Rio among sober adults of working age. In Baltimore, 72% of the fatally injured pedestrians were either younger than 10 years old or older than 64, or had blood alcohol concentrations of 0.10% by weight or greater. In Rio, only 28% were similarly youthful, aged, or impaired by alcohol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

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  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1977, p. 113-118.

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Baker, Susan P. / Pedestrian deaths in Rio de Janeiro and Baltimore. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. 1977 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 113-118.
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