A study that analyzed data from British Medicine Journal has revealed that more than half of the deaths of children and young people between the ages of 10 and 24 are due to traffic accidents and violence.
The study also observed differences between men and women: in the case of young men, 52% of deaths are due to traffic accidents, drownings, fires, suicide, violence and war, 27% of deaths are caused by infectious diseases and 21% chronic diseases.
In the case of women, 33% died from infections, 30% from injuries or injuries, 22% from chronic diseases, and the remaining 15% died due to maternal conditions.
However, as the authors of the study point out, these data contradict the vision held by Health Ministers from all over the world who consider that the main cause of death in this group are diseases such as HIV / AIDS.
The research also reveals that the majority of deaths among young people occurred in poor countries with low incomes in areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
In view of these data, the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to reduce the number of deaths of young people as a result of injuries, establishing appropriate prevention measures.