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Indicator Report - Traffic Crashes that Are Alcohol-Related

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.

Traffic Crashes That Are Alcohol-Related North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2011

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Data Notes

This indicator is based on data from the Highway Safety Research Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Highway Safety Research Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

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)

Page Content Updated On 11/30/2012, Published on 12/03/2012
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Content updated: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:28:47 EST