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PW 0025 Index of severity of injures in pedestrians struck by motor vehicle in jalisco mexico
  1. Carlos Enrique Cabrera Pivaral
  1. Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico


Traffic accidents are a public health problem that occupy a place within the top 10 causes of morbidity and mortality in many countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2014 almost 1.3 million people died as a result of a traffic accident and every year about 50 million individuals would be injured by this type of event.

Objective To identify the Severity Index of Injuries on Motorized Pedestrians in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (ZMG).

Methodology A cross-sectional descriptive study performed on pedestrians injured by four-wheel vehicles in the ZMG. The variables studied were: municipality where the event occurred, age, sex, level of education, occupation, marital status, substance use, use of any device, severity of the injury. Data were analyzed using percentages, standard deviation and logistic regression that included all variables with p≤0.25.

Results The total of injured pedestrians were 397. The municipalities of Guadalajara and Zapopan were the ones with the high.

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