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  1. Facts versus values : why legislators vote against injury control laws. Editorial comment.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Control of motor vehicle-related injuries depends upon passage of mandatory safety belt and other injury control laws.

    Unfortunately, state legislators often oppose these laws.

    Methods

    In 1988, a 62-item questionnaire was mailed to the 97 Colorado legislators who voted on a 1987 safety belt law to identify factors (knowledge, experiences, attitudes, and beliefs) associated with « yes » and « no » votes.

    To test for associations between these attributes and the legislators' recorded votes, odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (Cls) were calculated.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Accident circulation, Véhicule à moteur, Législation, Ceinture sécurité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Traffic accident, Motor vehicle, Legislation, Safety belt

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0104284

    Code Inist : 002B30A04C. Création : 199406.