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Important Facts for Traffic Crashes that Are Alcohol-Related

Definition

All fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle crashes that were determined to be alcohol-related

Numerator

All fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle crashes that were determined to be alcohol-related

Denominator

All motor vehicle crashes (fatal or non-fatal)

Why Is This Important?

"Motor vehicle injury is the leading cause of injury death in North Carolina. In 2008, one of every 18 crashes involved alcohol, and one of every 3 alcohol-related crashes was fatal." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

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Content updated: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:28:47 EST