Regional Health Observatory
Health Situation in the Americas. Basic Health Indicators 2012
Mortality from land transport accidents and homicides might be associated with economic, educational, political, social, and cultural factors. Also, they overburden the health care systems and pose a high cost on society, in addition to the suffering of the victims and their families6. In several countries of the Region the proportion of population in productive ages regarding the number of the youngest and the oldest are increasing, favoring their economic growth. The negative potential impact of these deaths over this “demographic bonus” is an important call to countries for action given the preventability of these outcomes.
The information presented in this brochure has been compiled, processed and reviewed by PAHO/WHO technical staff in collaboration with ministries of health and national statistics offices from countries of the Americas.
:: Health Observatory Analytic Themes: External causes of death