Table 1 - Pedalcyclist Fatalities by Age Group: 1975 and 2000

Table 1 - Pedalcyclist Fatalities by Age Group: 1975 and 2000

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Age group Number of fatalities Percent of fatalities Fatalities per million people (in age group)
1975 2000 1975 2000 1975 2000
Under 15 years 614 178 61.2 25.7 11.2 2.9
15-24 223 90 22.2 13 5.7 2.3
25-54 103 298 10.3 43 1.3 2.4
55-64 23 59 2.3 8.5 1.1 2.4
Over 65 40 68 4 9.8 1.8 2.1
Total 1,003 693 100 100 4.7 2.4

SOURCES: Fatalities-U.S. Dep[artment of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/, as of April 2002.
Population data (2000)-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2001, available at http://www.census.gov.
Population data (1975)-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculated from data in U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1981 (Washington, DC: 1981).