What is it about?

To describe the injuries seen in pedestrians who were treated at a regional hospital in North East Jamaica. The characteristics of the pedestrians, the circumstances of the injuries, timing of injuries and details of the injuries were documented as well as predictors for need for hospitalisation.

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Why is it important?

Understanding the circumstances and injury patterns in pedestrians can help local authorities to formulate effective injury prevention and treatment protocols for injured pedestrians. Pedestrians are also the second leading fatalities amongst all road users in Jamaica, so we need to understand the mechanisms and ting of injuries to assist in education to the public and develop enforcement strategies.


This is one of the few prospective studies in Jamaica looking at injuries in pedestrians


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This page is a summary of: Pedestrians injuries in the north east region of Jamaica: a cross sectional study, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, April 2024, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2024.2337750.
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