tabFarsDead: Extract ratio of ratios estimate of safety device...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

Description

Safety devices may be airbags or seatbelts. For airbags, alternatives are to use ‘airbag installed’ or ‘airbag deployed’ as the criterion. Ratio of driver deaths to passenger deaths are calculated for driver with device and for driver without device, in both cases for passenger without device, and the ratio of these ratios calculated.

Usage

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tabFarsDead(dset=gamclass::FARS, fatal = 4, 
            restrict=expression(age>=16&age<998&inimpact%in%c(11,12,1)),
            statistics = c("airbagAvail", "airbagDeploy", "Restraint"))

Arguments

dset

data frame containing data

fatal

numeric: 4 for fatal injury, or c(3,4) for incapacitating or fatal injury

statistics

Vector of character: ratio of rates variables that will be tabulated

restrict

Expression restricting values as specified

Details

Note that the ‘airbag deployed’ statistic is not a useful measure of airbag effectiveness. At its most effective, the airbag will deploy only when the accident is sufficiently serious that deployment will reduce the risk of serious injury and/or accident. The with/without deployment comparison compares, in part, serious accidents with less serious accidents.

Value

A list with elements

airbagAvail

a multiway table with margins yrs, airbagAvail, and a third margin with levels P_injury, D_injury, tot, and prop

airbagDeploy

a multiway table with margins yrs, airbagDeploy, and a third margin with levels P_injury, D_injury, tot, and prop

Restraint

a multiway table with margins yrs, Restraint, and a third margin injury with levels P_injury, D_injury, tot, and prop

Author(s)

John Maindonald

Examples

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tabDeaths <- tabFarsDead()

Example output



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