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The logic of comparing international terrorism with other causes of injury
  1. N Wilson,
  2. G Thomson
  1. Wellington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr N Wilson
 Wellington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand; nwilson{at}

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Our recent article in Injury Prevention comparing international terrorism mortality to road crash mortality1 has stimulated questions around methodology and logic.2

To respond, firstly, we consider that there is a strong case for making comparisons between the burden of international terrorism and other causes of preventable mortality. Indeed, we and others have published such comparisons elsewhere in the peer reviewed literature (see studies cited in our previous papers1,3,4). Such comparisons can inform the issues of …

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