The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative released the first comprehensive population estimates of road injury deaths by type of road users in each state of India. The findings published in The Lancet Public Health present road injury deaths for different road users and by age and sex across the states of India. The research paper findings show that road injury was the leading cause of death in India among 15-39 year old males in 2017 and was the second leading cause for both sexes combined. More than half of all road injury deaths in India in 2017 were among pedestrians and motorcyclists.  If the estimated trends of road injury deaths up to 2017 were to continue, no state in India is likely to meet the SDG 2020 target of reducing the road injury deaths by half from 2015 to 2020 or even by 2030.

Scientific paper published today:

India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Road Injury Deaths Collaborators. Mortality due to road injuries in the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2017. Lancet Public Health. 23 December 2019

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