Journal article

Age-specific parental knowledge of restraint transitions influences appropriateness of child occupant restraint use

LE Bilston, C Finch, J Hatfield, J Brown

Injury Prevention | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors that influence appropriate restraint usage by child occupants across the age range for which any type of child restraint may be appropriate (0-10 years). DESIGN: Randomized household telephone survey. SETTING: Statewide survey, New South Wales, Australia. SUBJECTS: Parents or carers of children aged 0-10 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Parental reporting of appropriateness of child restraint. METHODS: Demographic information and data on age, size, restraint practices, parental knowledge of child occupant safety, and attitude to restraint use was collected using a structured interview. Data were analysed using logistic regression after cluster adjustment. RES..

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