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Table 2 Results of the compatibility of indicators with the criteria selection

From: Defining a common set of indicators to monitor road accidents in the European Union

  Mortality rate Years of life lost Injury rate Distance travelled Time spent on the road Accident rate Disability Age of vehicle fleet Extent of road net Speed Driving at night
Definition Mortality rate due to road accidents, by age and mode of road use PYLL* attributable to road accidents injury rate due to road accidents Number of passenger Km travelled per year by mode of road use Person time spent on the road by mode of road use ° of accidents involving injured people/pop or vehicles DALY° lost attributable to road accidents % of vehicle fleet renewal in a year Km of roads by type of road % of vehicles exceeding limits ° of cases 22–05 h/estimate of traffic at night
A clear and commonly accepted definition y y n y n y y/n y y y y/n
Association with other Public Health indicators y y y y y y y n n n n
Relevance y y y y y y y y/n n y y
Power of discernment (ability to detect small changes in the phenomenon) y y y y y y y y/n n y y/n
Sensitivity (depending on the source: % of detected cases on total existing cases) y y n y/n y y y y y y y
Comparability in time y y y y y/n y y/n y y y/n y/n
Comparability between countries y y n y/n y n y/n y y n y/n
Timeliness (time elapsed from the event to the publication of the indicator) y y y y y/n y n y y y/n y
Availability of information y y y y y/n y y/n y y y/n y
Stability (how much is influenced by other factors, not regarding road accident field?) y y y y y/n y y y y y y/n
Continuity (how long are the historical series for the indicator available?) y y y y n y n y y y/n y/n
Cost effectiveness y y y y y/n y y/n y y y/n y
Theoretical validity (how well the indicator represents the subject of interest. y y y y y y y y y y y
Reliability (depending on the source: how good and valid is the figure given by the indicator) y y n y/n y y y/n y y y n
Interpretability y y y y y y y y y y/n y/n
Coverage (is the indicator available for all countries?) y y y y n y y/n y y y/n y/n
Final score 16 16 12 14.5 10.5 15 10.5 14 n.r. § 10.5 10
CRITERIA Drunk driving Driving rural urban Children Young drivers Young drivers Older road users Use of seat belts Use of helmets motorcycle Use of helmets bike Child restraints  
Definition ° of drunk drivers inv in accident/pop ° cases in rural urban roads ° of cases 0–14/pop 0–14 ° of cases 14–24 moped/pop 14–24 ° of cases 17–24 car/pop 18–24 ° of cases >70/pop >70 %of seat belt use in pop %of helmet use in pop %of helmet use in pop %of restraint use in pop  
A clear and commonly accepted definition y y y y y y y y y y  
Association with other Public Health indicators y n y y/n y/n y y y y/n y  
Relevance y y y y y y y y n y  
Power of discernment (ability to detect small changes in the phenomenon) y/n y/n y y y y y/n y/n y y  
Sensitivity (depending on the source: % of detected cases on total existing cases) y/n y y y y y y/n y/n y y  
Comparability in time n y y y/n y y y/n y/n n y/n  
Comparability between countries n y/n y y y y y/n y/n y/n y/n  
Timeliness (time elapsed from the event to the publication of the indicator) y y y y y y y y y y  
Availability of information y y y y y y y/n y/n y/n y/n  
Stability (how much is influenced by other factors, not regarding road accident field?) y y/n y y y y y y y y  
Continuity (how long are the historical series for the indicator available?) y/n y y y y y n n n n  
Cost effectiveness y/n y y y y y y/n y/n y/n y/n  
Theoretical validity (how well the indicator represents the subject of interest. y y/n y y/n y/n y y y y y  
Reliability (depending on the source: how good and valid is the figure given by the indicator) n y y y y y y y y y  
Interpretability y y/n y y y y y y y/n y  
Coverage (is the indicator available for all countries?) y/n y y y y y y/n y/n y/n y/n  
Final score 10.5 12.5 16 14.5 15 16 11.5 11.5 n. r.§ 12.5  
  1. *PYLL: Potential years of life lost; °DALY: Disability adjusted life years; §n.r.: not of public health relevance