Factors associated with bicycle helmet use among young adolescents in a multinational sample
Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse
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Klein, K. S., Thompson, D., Scheidt, P. C., Overpeck, M. D., Nic Gabhainn, S., & Gross, L. A. (2005). Factors associated with bicycle helmet use among young adolescents in a multinational sample. Injury Prevention, 11(5), 288-293.
Bicycle helmet use among young adolescents varies greatly between countries; however, helmet use does not reach 50% in any country. Age is the most significant individual factor associated with helmet for helmet using countries. The observation that some helmet promotion programmes are reported for countries with relatively higher student helmet use and no programmes reported for the lowest helmet use countries, suggests the possibility of a relation and the need for objective evaluation of programme effectiveness.