Associations between helmet use and brain injuries amongst injured pedal- and motor-cyclists: a case series analysis of trauma centre presentations

Andrew Stuart McIntosh, Kate Curtis, Tiffany Rankin, Megan Cox, Toh Yen Pang, Paul R McCrory, Caroline Frances Finch

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    A retrospective case-series study of pedal- and motorcyclists presenting to a major metropolitan trauma centre over an 18 month period was undertaken. The injury data were coded according to a number of outcome variables, including intracranial injury of AIS severity >/= 2. Helmet use was coded. After stratification by rider type, data were analysed to examine the relationships between helmet use and injury using logistic regression. A total of 220 injured motorcycle riders and 137 injured pedal cyclists met the study s inclusion criteria, with 195 motorcycle riders and passengers (88.6 ) and 87 pedal cyclists (63.5 ) wearing helmets. Helmets were associated with a significant reduction (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11 - 20
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of the Australasian College of Road Safety
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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