'Race' or place? Explaining ethnic variations in childhood pedestrian injury rates in London.


Steinbach, R; Green, J; Edwards, P; Grundy, C; (2009) 'Race' or place? Explaining ethnic variations in childhood pedestrian injury rates in London. Health & place, 16 (1). pp. 34-42. ISSN 1353-8292 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.08.002

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Abstract

There is a substantial literature on socio-economic inequalities in injury rates, but less on ethnic differences. Using police records of road injuries to examine the relationships between pedestrian injury, area deprivation and ethnicity we found that, in London, children categorised as 'Black' had higher injury rates than those categorised as 'White' or 'Asian', and that living in less deprived areas did not protect 'Black' children from higher risk. Ethnic differences in injury rates cannot be explained by minority ethnic status or area deprivation, but are likely to result from the complex ways in which ethnicity shapes local experiences of exposure to injury risk.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Transport & Health Group
PubMed ID: 19720554
Web of Science ID: 272790200005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4903

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