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Native American Motor Vehicle-Related Deaths per 100,000, Ages 0-19, IHS Areas, 1989-1998


Motor Vehicle-Related Deaths per 100,000 Population, Native Americans, Ages 019, IHS Areas, 19891998
IHS Area Death Rate
(per 100,000)
Percentile
Aberdeen 39.5 95-100
Alaska 12.1 50-74
Albuquerque 33.7 95-100
Bemidji 29.7 95-100
Billings 43.9 95-100
California 17.0 75-94
Nashville 20.5 95-100
Navajo 37.3 95-100
Oklahoma 16.7 75-94
Phoenix 32.6 95-100
Portland 22.4 95-100
Tucson 24.5 95-100
All IHS Areas Combined 26.4  
United States Rate 11.5  

 

Motor Vehicle Age-Specific Death Rates19891998
Motor-Vehicle Age-Specific Death Rates 1989-1998

Age Group (years)

Death Rate (per 100,000)

Under 1

11.5

1-4

19.2

5-9

9.1

10-14

12.6

15-19

66.4

SUMMARY

  • Motor vehicle crashes caused the deaths of 1,414 Native American children and youth during 1989 to 1998.
  • All Indian Health Service (IHS) Areas except Alaska had motor vehicle-related death rates higher than the U.S. national rate; nine Areas had rates higher than 95% of all state rates.
  • Rates were highest among those 15 to 19 or under 5 years of age.
  • Among Native Americans, 56% of the fatalities were motor vehicle occupants; 22% were pedestrians.
  • Infants died as occupants in 3% of all Native American motor vehicle crashes.
  • During the most recent period, 19971998, Native American males died in motor vehicle crashes at rates 2.5 times greater than those of black or white males. The death rates for Native American females were actually higher than rates for black or white males. Native American females were 2.8 times more likely to die from motor vehicle injuries than black females and 2 times more likely than white females.
  • From 1989 to 1998, motor vehicle-related death rates for Native Americans declined by 18%.

 

Motor Vehicle-Related Death Rates per 100,000 Population19811998
Motor Vehicle-Related Death Rates per 100,000 Population19811998

Year

Native American Rate

Black Rate

White Rate

81-82

39.26

9.19

15.7

83-84

30.18

8.77

14.4

85-86

32.70

9.65

14.91

87-88

26.67

10.49

15.29

89-90

31.07

9.88

13.93

91-92

24.84

9.74

12

93-94

24.71

10.1

11.73

95-96

26.44

9.86

11.5

97-98

25.58

9.66

11.75

Type of Person Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash19891998

Type of Person Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
19891998

Method Used

Frequency (%)

Bicycle

2.0

Motorcycle

1.7

Motor Vehicle Occupant

55.7

Pedestrian

22.1

Unspecified/Other

18.6

 

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