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Relationship between Road Traffic Accidents and Drinking Habits in All 47 Prefectures of Japan

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We evaluated the road traffic accidents and drinking habits in all 47 prefectures of Japanby ecological study. Data on traffic accidents were obtained from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications,Japan. Drinking habits were also obtained from Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare and The General Insurance Association of Japan. The effect of drinking on road traffic accidents was evaluated by ecological study. Road traffic accidents were 15442.0 ± 14404.9 deaths due to road traffic accidents were 103.5 ± 57.5 and injured subjects due to road traffic accidents were 19068.3 ± 17433.6 in 2010 inall 47 prefectures of Japan. Drinking habits was significantly and negatively correlated with injured subjects due to road traffic accidents. However, road traffic accidents due to drinking was positively correlated with injured subjects due to road traffic accidents (r = 0.492, p = 0.0004). In conclusion, drinking habits and road traffic accidents due to drunk driving were closely linked to injured subjects due to road traffic accidents inJapan.

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Miyatake, N. , Tanaka, N. , Sakano, N. and Kinoshita, H. (2013) Relationship between Road Traffic Accidents and Drinking Habits in All 47 Prefectures of Japan. Journal of Transportation Technologies, 3, 190-193. doi: 10.4236/jtts.2013.33019.

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