Accidents and mortality rates in Kampala, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The study was about the relationship between accidents and mortality rate. The objectives of the study were:-To establish the level of accidents in Uganda, to determine the level of mortality rate in Uganda, to establish the relationship between accidents and mortality rate in Uganda. The study found out that there was a weak relationship between accidents and mortality rates and the mortality rates largely depended on the other factors. Among the causes of accidents human behavior was the most significant cause while weather condition was the weakest cause. It was also suggested that mass sensitization of road users be largest done to improve on the human character of road users in order to reduce accidents. It was evidenced that there is a relationship between accidents and death rates though it was not a strong one. Other causes in Uganda were found out the biggest cause of death according to the report by the ministry of health of Uganda. Construction of wide well designed roads and emphasis on the improvement human behavior were proposed. It was concluded that the mortality rate in Uganda largely depend on other factors and therefore since malaria was proved to e the biggest determinant, the mosquito net policy should be compulsory and proper medication given to the malaria victims. The study also advocated for the mass sensitization of the public road traffic policy since every one is a road user.
A research report submitted to the department of economics and applied statistics in partial fulfillment for the award of the Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Statistics of Kampala International University
Accidents, mortality rates, Kampala, Uganda