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Road traffic accidents in Greece: have we benefited from the financial crisis?
  1. George Michas1,
  2. Renata Micha1,2
  1. 1Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Unit of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Attiki, Greece
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr George Michas, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Unit of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, Athens, Attiki 11855, Greece; gv.michas{at}gmail.com

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According to WHO, road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death among young people aged 15–29 years.1 Data from the European Road Safety Observatory in 2011 suggest that road traffic accidents in the member countries of the European Union (EU) annually claim around 34 000 lives and cause more than 1.1 million injuries, representing an estimated cost of 140 billion euros. Greece was second …

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