In another example, deaths from injuries in Mexico appear more common
than those in Egypt or Chile. In Mexico, mortality rates from injury
have actually increased with development. What events could explain
Several factors may be important for explaining the variations noted
Can you think of other reasons?
- The item of comparison, injury mortality, is quite broad. Injuries encompass a wide variety of categories, from accidents to homicides to falls and poisonings
- Injuries from one of the categories, e.g. crashes or violence, may be more common in some areas
- Public transport systems may be better developed in some areas
- Economic development in its initial stages may lead to higher rates of occupational injuries.