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Bicycle helmet use patterns in the United States. A description and analysis of national survey data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7718077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While there have been considerable efforts to promote bicycle helmet use in the United States in recent years, little information has been available on actual helmet usage patterns. Based on the results of a recent national survey, this article provides information on current helmet usage patterns, the types of helmets in use, and the reasons why bicycle riders use or do not use helmets. It also presents a statistical analysis of the factors associated with helmet use. These factors are determined and quantified with a probit regression model, a type of qualitative response model that can be used to estimate the expected probabilities of helmet use for individual bicyclists and for various population subgroups. The regression analysis shows that helmet use is systematically related to riding patterns, rider characteristics, and household demographics.
G B Rodgers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-25     Completed Date:  1995-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / statistics & numerical data*
Head Protective Devices / statistics & numerical data*,  utilization*
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
United States

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