The National Center for Epidemiology, Disease Prevention and Control (CDC Peru), an entity of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), reported 11,912 cases of injuries due to traffic accidents from January to June 2022.
Via a statementthe CDC Peru detailed that the cases of injuries due to traffic accidents on highways and urban areas present the following results:
• On the coast: 32.5% of cases occurred on highways and 67.5% were in urban areas.
• In the mountains: 52.2% of cases occurred on highways and 47.8% were recorded in urban areas.
• Jungle: 27.8% of cases were reported on highways and 72.2% were in urban areas.
In this approach, CDC Peru explained that the largest number of cases due to traffic accidents correspond to the male sex between the ages of 20-24 (10.0%), 25-29 (9.3%) and 30-34 with (7.3%) . While, in the case of women, the predominant ages are from 20 to 29 years old (4.7%).
Also, the entity announced that The days where the largest number of traffic accidents occur are the weekends, reporting 1,984 cases on Saturdays and 2,217 cases on Sundays (between January and June). Concentrating on the afternoon and evening hours as the highest notified of traffic accidents.
Therefore, the CDC Peru emphasizes the importance of monitoring the trend and characteristics of those injured by traffic accidents with the aim of making timely information available to health authorities and other institutions involved in the subject, so that interventions that favor the reduction of injuries due to traffic accidents are promoted.
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