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

 

Pedestrian-Related Deaths per 100,000 Population, Native Americans, Ages 019, IHS Areas, 19891998

 

IHS Area Death Rate
(per 100,000)
Percentile

Aberdeen

7.5

95-100

Alaska

3.2

95-100

Albuquerque

8.3

95-100

Bemidji

5.4

95-100

Billings

7.0

95-100

California

3.9

95-100

Nashville

3.0

95-100

Navajo

10.9

95-100

Oklahoma

2.0

50-74

Phoenix

6.3

95-100

Portland

3.1

95-100

Tucson

8.2

95-100

All IHS Areas Combined

5.5
 

 

United States Rate

1.5

 

 

Pedestrian-Related Age-Specific Death Rates19891998
Pedestrian-Related Age Specific Death Rates 1989-1998

Age Group (years)

Death Rate (per 100,000)

Under 1

0.6*

1-4

10.1

5-9

2.4

10-14

1.9

15-19

9.9

* Rates are based on fewer than 20 deaths and should be interpreted with caution.

 

SUMMARY

  • During 1989 to 1998, 312 Native American children and youth were killed in pedestrian-related motor vehicle crashes.

  • Among Native American pedestrian-related deaths, 94% occurred on public roads; however, 54% of 1 to 4 year olds were killed in nontraffic locations, such as private driveways.

  • During the most recent period, 19971998, Native American males were 2.9 times as likely as white males to die from being struck by a motor vehicle. Rates for Native American females were 2 and 3.6 times greater than rates for black and white females, respectively.

  • Two infants died from pedestrian-related, nontraffic events during the ten year period.

  • From 1989 to 1998, Native American pedestrian death rates decreased by 56%.

  • Pedestrian death rates in the Aberdeen, Tucson, Albuquerque, and Navajo IHS Areas ranged from 5 to 7 times greater than U.S. national rate.

 

Pedestrian-Related Death Rates per 100,000 Population1981-1998
Pedestrian-Related Death Rates per 100,000 Population1981-1998

Year

Native American Rate

Black Rate

White Rate

81-82

10.33

3.4

2.58

83-84

7.67

3.4

2.21

85-86

9.36

3.14

2.13

87-88

5.97

3.11

1.97

89-90

7.53

2.64

1.66

91-92

4.57

2.42

1.5

93-94

5.92

2.3

1.37

95-96

6.67

2.13

1.24

97-98

3.28

2

1.04

Pedestrian-Related Death by Type19891998

Pedestrian-Related Death by Type
19891998

Method Used

Frequency (%)

Nontraffic Collision

25.5

Traffic Collision

74.5

 

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