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Perception of own death risk: An analysis of road-traffic and overall mortality risks
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
Lund University Centre for Health Eco, LUCHE.
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Individuals' perception of their own road-traffic and overall mortality risks are examined in this paper. Perceived risk is compared with the objective risk of the respondents' peers, i.e. their own gender and age group, and the results suggest that individuals' risk perception of their own risk is biased. For road-traffic risk we obtain similar results to what have been found previously in the literature, overassessment and underassessment among low- and high-risk groups, respectively. For overall risk we find that all risk groups underestimate their risk. The results also indicate that men's risk bias is larger than women's.

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Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2006. , 28 p.
VTI notat, 12A-2006
Keyword [en]
Fatality, Risk, Perception, Age, Woman, Man, Income, Estimation, Mathematical model, Statistical analysis
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 813 Road: Accident risk
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1593OAI: diva2:670305
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-09-07Bibliographically approved

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