A spatial and temporal analysis of child pedestrian injuries in Cluj-Napoca, Romania


The main purpose of the study is to examine the geographical and temporal distribution of child pedestrian injuries and determine the 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 locations.

Specific 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

    1. Hotspot environmental scan

Starting / Ending Date

2013 – 2014

Project Coordinator

Babeș-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca – Romania


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)
Grant Number: D43TW007261
BBU Amount: 5000 USD

Staff from Department of Public Health