- To determine the effects of the California motorcycle helmet use law on statewide fatalities and a large sample of nonfatal injuries before and after law implementation.
- Police reports and death certificates were collected for motorcycle crash fatalities in California for 1991 (prelaw) and 1992 (postlaw).
Official counts of registered motorcycles provided a statewide basis for exposure to a motorcycle crash.
Autopsy results were collected for fatalities in 11 counties.
Hospital records were reviewed for nonfatal injuries in 28 hospitals in 10 of the 11 counties.
Police reports were linked to injury data for the riders.
- A total of 850 fatalities and injury data for 547 fatally injured riders and 3252 nonfatally injured patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Mortalité, Prévention, Homme, Tête, Casque protection, Motocyclette, Système nerveux pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Mortality, Prevention, Human, Head, Crash helmet, Motor cycle, Nervous system diseases, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0176793
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 09/06/1995.