Table 3

 Factors associated with traffic mortality trends, 1970–1985

Explanatory variablesCoefficient (B)(95% CI)Standardised coefficient (β)r2
*Log transformed to linearise the association with the dependent variable.
Children aged 0–4 years
Public parks*−0.0057(−0.0104 to −0.0010)−0.3400.10
Pavements on local roads*−0.0062(−0.0139 to 0.0014)−0.2370.04
Pavements on main roads*0.0043(−0.0116 to 0.0203)0.0810.00
Pedestrian crossings*−0.0094(−0.0191 to 0.0002)−0.2810.08
Infringement notices (1970–1980)−0.00004(−0.00013 to 0.00004)−0.1540.00
Traffic volume*−0.0035(−0.0140 to 0.0070)−0.0990.00
Preschool education0.0083(−0.0008 to 0.0174)0.2640.05
Ambulance−0.0009(−0.0031 to 0.0013)−0.1230.00
DID population0.0073(−0.0129 to 0.0274)0.1070.00
Children aged 5–14 years
Public parks*−0.0046(−0.0109 to 0.0017)−0.2160.03
Pavements on local roads*−0.0082(−0.0180 to 0.0016)−0.2440.04
Pavements on main roads*−0.0163(−0.0361 to 0.0036)−0.2380.04
Pedestrian crossings*−0.0144(−0.0265 to −0.0023)−0.3360.09
Infringement notices (1970–1980)−0.0001(−0.0002 to 0.00003)−0.2130.02
Traffic volume*−0.0048(−0.0183 to 0.0086)−0.1080.00
Preschool education0.0028(−0.0093 to 0.0148)0.0690.00
Ambulance−0.0012(−0.0040 to 0.0016)−0.1260.00
DID population−0.0146(−0.0402 to 0.0110)−0.1690.01