This article, part of a recently completed research project on safety belts, presents results on neck injuries.
A total of 3927 injured front-seat occupants (drivers and passengers) involved in two-car crashes were studied.
Among them, 725 sustained neck sprains (ICD-9 code 847.0); some of them may have sustained other injuries as well.
The more serious injuries to the cervical spine were more prevalent among the unbelted occupants.
Neck sprains were relatively more numerous among belted occupants compared with unbelted ones, with a relative risk estimate of 1.68.
Similar results hold also for subsets of the data on different types of collisions; the relative risks ranged from 1.39 to 2.42.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rachis pathologie, Traumatisme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis cervical, Epidémiologie, Homme, Ceinture sécurité, Automobile
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disease of the spine, Trauma, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Cervical spine, Epidemiology, Human, Safety belt, Motor car
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