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Does promoting bicyclehelmet wearing reduce childhood head injuries

Does promoting bicyclehelmet wearing reduce childhood head injuries The objectives of the study are to assess the impact of a communitybased bicyclehelmet program aimed at children aged 512 years about 140,000. A quasiexperimental design, including a control group, was used. Sex and agegroupbased changes in the risk of bicyclerelated head injury leading to hospitalisation were measured, using rate ratios. Compared with the preprogram period, significant risk reductions were observed during the postprogram period among both boys RR 0.56, 95 per cent CI 0.40, 0.77 and girls RR 0.52, 95 per cent CI 0.33, 0.82, and among both younger RR 0.46, 95 per cent CI 0.31, 0.68 and older RR 0.63, 95 per cent CI 0.44, 0.89 children. A significant reduction was also observable during the program phase among the groups most at risk, i.e. boys RR 0.94, 95 per cent CI 0.66, 1.35 and younger children RR 1.07, 95 per cent CI 0.70, 1.63. The populationbased educational program significantly decreased the risk of head injuries among boys and girls despite observable differences in the voluntary adoption rate of bicyclehelmet wearing. The impact was more pronounced among younger children. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

Does promoting bicyclehelmet wearing reduce childhood head injuries

Health Education , Volume 104 (5): 14 – Oct 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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0965-4283
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10.1108/09654280410560541
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Abstract

The objectives of the study are to assess the impact of a communitybased bicyclehelmet program aimed at children aged 512 years about 140,000. A quasiexperimental design, including a control group, was used. Sex and agegroupbased changes in the risk of bicyclerelated head injury leading to hospitalisation were measured, using rate ratios. Compared with the preprogram period, significant risk reductions were observed during the postprogram period among both boys RR 0.56, 95 per cent CI 0.40, 0.77 and girls RR 0.52, 95 per cent CI 0.33, 0.82, and among both younger RR 0.46, 95 per cent CI 0.31, 0.68 and older RR 0.63, 95 per cent CI 0.44, 0.89 children. A significant reduction was also observable during the program phase among the groups most at risk, i.e. boys RR 0.94, 95 per cent CI 0.66, 1.35 and younger children RR 1.07, 95 per cent CI 0.70, 1.63. The populationbased educational program significantly decreased the risk of head injuries among boys and girls despite observable differences in the voluntary adoption rate of bicyclehelmet wearing. The impact was more pronounced among younger children.

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Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2004

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