CRASH-3 / Collaborators / ASIA / AZERBAIJAN

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Injury is the fifth leading cause of death in Azerbaijan and the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death is road traffic injuries. In 2007, 3,432 residents in Azerbaijan were injured in road traffic crashes and of these 1,107 people died. The most common cause of death in road traffic accidents is traumatic brain injury. The mortality rate from road traffic injuries in 2008 was 13 per 100,000 people in the population. The highest age-specific mortality rate from road traffic injury in Azerbaijan was the 25–64 category. Fatality rates for males were higher than for females, with the ration around 4:1 in 2007. Looking at deaths by road user category, the percentage allocated to pedestrian deaths increased from 38% to 50% between 2007 and 2008. Since 2001, the number of road traffic deaths has been increasing every year. Road injuries make up a significant portion of the burden on public health in Azerbaijan.