Possible doubling of road traffic injury burden in Pakistan: findings from a population-based…

Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of death globally.1 Estimating the actual burden of RTI remains a challenge globally, especially in low- and middle-income countries.2 For example, several studies from Karachi, Pakistan showed that only half of the road deaths were accounted for in official statistics.3–5 These studies also showed that only 4%–10% of non-fatal injuries were officially reported.3,4 Estimates like these were based on findings from single setting–based studies, and therefore, might not be able to inform decision-making at the national level.

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Possible doubling of road traffic injury burden in Pakistan: findings from a population-based…