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305621

Cycle helmet ownership in a birth cohort of children.
931061 ST [electronic version only]
Lloyd, M. & Fergusson, D.M.
New Zealand Medical Journal, Vol. 103 (1990), p. 456-457, 6 ref.

Samenvatting It is now widely accepted that cycle helmets are an effective means of reducing head injury in cycle accidents. However, there is a lack of research into the social factors associated with helmet ownership in childhood. This short report examines this issue using data from the Christchurch Child Development Study. In this study a birth cohort of 1265 children born in Christchurch in mid 1977 has been studied at annual intervals since birth. At the twelve year interview (n=1020) mothers were questioned about the survey child's cycling experience and cycle helmet ownership.
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