Year: 2000 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.90, no.11, (November 2000), p.1761-1764 SIEC No: 20011190

This study determined the effects of social changes in East Germany since 1989 on patterns of injury mortality. The number of motor vehicle-related injuries & deaths in East Germany increased dramatically between 1989-1991, whereas those in West Germany declined slightly. Falls, other accidents, & suicides have shown no such effect. Homicide among East German men has increased but remains uncommon. (14 refs.)