Road Traffic Injuries in Wales in the 18-24 age group

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Road Traffic Emergency Department Attendances in 18-24 age group

  • 18-24 year old males have the highest average annual rate of ED attendances between 2013 and 2015 at 744.9 per 100,000 population (Figure 1).
  • In the 18-24 age group, RTI rates of the most deprived are double the rates of the least deprived in Wales (Figure 2).
  • Trends by sex show slight increases in attendances in 2012 (2011-2013 average); thereafter the rates decline (Figure 3).
  • Trends by Health board show that Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have the steepest decline in attendance rates after 2012; however, rates of attendances increased for Cwm Taf University Health Board (Figure 4). Please note that there is considerable variation in how injuries are recorded in different hospitals and how these are then mapped to the mandated Emergency Department Data Set (EDDS). Therefore differences between Health boards should be interpreted with caution. The quality of data and the number of injuries recorded is expected to improve following the introduction of a new all-Wales ED computer system this year.
  • At Local Authority level, latest figures show that Newport had the highest rates of attendances (1599.0 per 100,000 (2013-2015 average)) and Pembrokeshire had the lowest (11.02 per 100,000 (2013-2015 average)). As above, differences between Local Authorities should be interpreted with caution (Figure 5).

Figure 1. Road traffic injury attendance rates by age and sex (2013-2015 average) in Wales

Road traffic collision injury rates for 18-24 year olds by Welsh Index for Multiple Deprivation 2011 fifiths (2013-2015 average)

Figure 1. Road traffic injury rates for 18-24 year olds by Welsh Index for Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2011 fifths (2013-2015 average). WIMD is the official measure of multiple deprivation at the small area leve; quintile 1 representing the most deprived 20% of areas and quintile 5 representing the least deprived 20% (e.g. most affluent) in Wales.

Trends of road traffic injury attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by sex (3 year moving averages)

Figure 2. Trends of road traffic injury attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by sex (3 year moving averages) in Wales.

Trends in road traffic injury attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by Health Board (2013-2015 average)

Figure 3. Trends in road traffic injury attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by Health Board (3 year moving averages) in Wales

Road traffic injury attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by Local authority (2013 -2015 average)

Figure 4. Road traffic injury attendance rates for 18-24 year olds by Local Authority (2013 -2015 average) in Wales.