Alcohol and Motor Vehicle Injuries


1988 Vol.4 NO.12

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Injury has been, the third leading cause of mortality in the Taiwan Area since 1967 ranking behind only cancer and cerebrovascular disease in relative importance. Like many new industrialized countries, injuries occur mostly in young persons of productive ages. When premature mortality is expressed in terms of years of potential life lost (YPLL), injury becomes the first leading cause of death.