fars2007R Documentation

US fatal road accident data, 2007 and 2008

Description

Data are included on variables that may be relevant to assessing airbag and seatbelt effectiveness in preventing fatal injury.

Usage

fars2007
fars2008

Format

A data frame with 72548 observations on the following 24 variables.

Obs.

a numeric vector

state

a numeric vector

casenum

a numeric vector

vnum

a numeric vector

pnum

a numeric vector

lightcond

a numeric vector

numfatal

a numeric vector

vforms

a numeric vector

age

a numeric vector

airbag

a numeric vector

injury

a numeric vector

ptype

a numeric vector

restraint

a numeric vector

seatpos

a numeric vector

sex

a numeric vector

body

a numeric vector

inimpact

a numeric vector

mhevent

a numeric vector

vfatcount

a numeric vector

numoccs

a numeric vector

travspd

a numeric vector

make

a numeric vector

model

a numeric vector

modelyr

a numeric vector

Details

Data is for automabiles where a passenger seat was occupied, with one observation for each such passenger.

Source

http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx

References

http://maths-people.anu.edu.au/~johnm/nzsr/taws.html

Olson CM, Cummings P, Rivara FP. 2006. Association of first- and second-generation air bags with front occupant death in car crashes: a matched cohort study. Am J Epidemiol 164:161-169

Cummings, P; McKnight, B, 2010. Accounting for vehicle, crash, and occupant characteristics in traffic crash studies. Injury Prevention 16: 363-366

Braver, ER; Shardell, M; Teoh, ER, 2010. How have changes in air bag designs affected frontal crash mortality? Ann Epidemiol 20:499-510.

Examples

data(fars2007)
str(fars2007)