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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-16. Reduce pedestrian deaths on public roads.

1 pedestrian death per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 2 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 population occurred on public roads in 1997.

Target setting method: 50 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), DOT, NHTSA.

Total Population, 1997 Pedestrian Deaths on Public Roads
Rate per 100,000
Female 1
Male 3
Select populations  
Persons aged 70 years and older 4

Data for other population groups currently are not collected.

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Rev. 20-Aug-2001 at 07:31 hours.