The passage of a mandatory bicycle helmet law for children in Howard County, Maryland, provided an opportunity to compare legislation and education as strategies to increased helmet use.
In 1991, a survey was mailed to fourth-, seventh-, and ninth-grade students attending a stratified sample of public schools in Howard County and in two similar suburban/rural counties without helmet laws.
Of 7217 students surveyed, 3494 responded (48.4%). Self-reported helmet use in Howard County rose from 11% to 37% after the law and accompanying educational campain went into effect.
Mots-clés Pascal : Casque protection, Accident, Campagne de masse, Bicyclette, Prévention, Législation, Education sanitaire, Enfant, Homme, Politique sanitaire, Etude comparative, Changement comportement, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Crash helmet, Accident, Mass campaign, Bicycle, Prevention, Legislation, Health education, Child, Human, Health policy, Comparative study, Behavior change, Maryland, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0464383
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 199406.