A spatial and temporal analysis of child pedestrian injuries in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (SCAN) 2013-2014


The main purpose of the study is to examine the geographical and temporal distribution of child pedestrian injuries and determine main built-environment factors that may influence the occurrence of child pedestrian injuries. The key characteristics of the built environment that may contribute to increased risk of child pedestrian injuries were assessed based on a predetermined list of built environment risk factors, at each of the hot-spot location.

SCANSpecific objectives and activities:
O1. Analyze spatial and temporal patterns of child pedestrian road traffic injuries in Cluj-Napoca
1. Determine child pedestrian injuries hotspots by using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology
2. Determine child pedestrian injuries peak hours and examine their temporal distribution
3. Identify the main conditions when child pedestrian injuries are more likely to occur by comparisons with other age-groups categories
O2. Determine built environment related factors that may contribute to increased risk of child
pedestrian road traffic injuries
4. Hotspot environmental scan

Coordinator: Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Funder: University of Iowa International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Prevention Research and Training (ICTIRT) Program, funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Award Number D43TW007261
Total budget: 5.000 USD

Conference posters:
An environmental scan of child pedestrian injury hotspots in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at 8th European Public Health Conference in Milan, 14 – 17 October 2015