Journal article

Prevalence of helmet use among motorcycle riders in Vietnam

DV Hung, MR Stevenson, RQ Ivers

INJURY PREVENTION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the rate of helmet use among motorcycle drivers in Hai Duong province of Vietnam during winter/spring 2005, and to compare the rates of helmet use by road types. METHOD: Population-based observational surveys. RESULTS: 16,560 motorcyclists were observed across 37 road sites (incorporating 5 road categories). The overall weighted average of helmet use for motorcyclists was 29.94%, with male drivers more likely to wear helmets than female drivers (odds ratio (OR) 1.64, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.53 to 1.76). Male pillion passengers were less likely to wear helmets than female pillion passengers (OR 0.78, 95% CI 0.72 to 0.85). The number of adult drivers using hel..

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