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Motor Vehicle Deaths, Crashes, and Risky Behavior among Young People in Texas

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Contact information

Author: Ursula Solorzano, BS, MPH
Death data: VSTAT@dshs.texas.gov
Trauma and Injury: injury.epi@dshs.texas.gov
Youth Risk Behavior: YRBS@dshs.texas.gov

Sources

Fatalities

“In-Text citation”
1. Adolescent health. Who.int. (2020). Retrieved 28 May 2020, from https://www.who.int/southeastasia/health-topics/adolescent-health.

“Underlying Cause of Death Among Texas Residents Aged 15-24 Years Old, 2017”
- Leading Causes of Death - Data Source: Texas Death Certificate Data - Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics 8/7/20 - Definitions: - Unintentional Injuries: Accidents [Injuries] - Suicide Injuries: Intentional Self-Harm [Suicide] - Assault Injuries: Assault [Homicide]

“MV Fatalities by Age Group & Sex, 2014-2018”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. (2005). Retrieved 1 March, 2020, Available from: www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars

*Cause or mechanism of the injury: Transportation-Related, Motor vehicle, traffic, Occupant.

“Deaths Due to Motor Vehicle Accidents for 15-24 Year Old Texas Residents by Race & Ethnicity, 2016-2017”

List of Included Underlying Causes-of-Death: - V20-V29: Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident - V40-V49: Car occupant injured in transport accident - V50-V59: Occupant of pickup truck or van injured in transport accident

Data Source: Texas Death Certificate Data

Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics

Crashes

“In-Text citation”
Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts Calendar Year 2019. Txdot.gov. (2019). Retrieved 1 August 2020, from http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2019/01.pdf.

“Ages of Texas Drivers in Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2017-2019”
- This data includes “Drivers in Fatal Crashes”, “Drivers in Suspected Serious Injury Crashes”, “Drivers in Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes”, Drivers in Possible Injury Crashes”, “Drivers in Non-Injury Crashes”, and “Drivers in Unknown Injury Crashes”. - Annotations: TxDPS - How to apply for a Texas Driver License as a Teen. Dps.texas.gov. (2020). Retrieved 7 September 2020, from https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/teenDriver.htm.

“Seat Belt Use by Age, 2017-2019”
“DUI Drivers, Aged 15-24, Involved in Crashes, 2017-2019”
Data source for both graphs: Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics - 2003-2019. Texas Department of Transportation. (2019). Retrieved 1 August 2020, from https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/forms-publications/drivers-vehicles/publications/annual-summary.html.
Information contained in these reports represents reportable data collected from Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports(CR-3) received and processed by the Department as of May 6, 2019.

YRBS

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). TEXAS HEALTH DATA. (2019). Retrieved 1 August 2020, from http://healthdata.dshs.texas.gov/dashboard/surveys-and-profiles/youth-risk-behavior-survey.

“Safety Questions: Texas vs. United States, 2013 & 2017”
Results | YRBSS | Data | Adolescent and School Health | CDC. Cdc.gov. (2020). Retrieved 7 September 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm.

Map

“Deaths Due to Motor Vehicle Accidents for Texas Residents Aged 15-24 years-old by Public Health Region, 2016-2017”

CDC

CDC MV PICCS Widget. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Retrieved 1 June 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/features/mv-piccs-widget/index.html.