CARS: When Native Children Always Ride Safe

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American Indians and Alaska Natives face many health disparities related to personal behavior. If the behavior changes, then the health disparity can be reduced or eliminated.


One of the biggest and saddest Native health disparities involves car crashes. Native children are almost twice as likely as children of other races to die in a motor vehicle crash. This is because Native children are less likely than other children to wear seatbelts or to sit in car safety seats when they ride in cars.