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Journal:   JOURNAL OF INJURY & VIOLENCE RESEARCH   JANUARY 2010 , Volume 2 , Number 1; Page(s) 49 To 54.
 
Paper: 

DETERMINANTS OF SAFETY HELMET USE AMONG MOTORCYCLISTSP IN KERALA, INDIA

 
 
Author(s):  SREEDHARAN JAYADEVAN*, MUTTAPPILLYMYALIL JAYAKUMARY, DIVAKARAN BINOO, HARAN JEESHA C.
 
* RESEARCH DIVISION, GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, AJMAN, UAE
 
Abstract: 

Background: Motorcycles account for a large proportion of road traffic accidents in India and the riders of these vehicles run a high risk of injuries or death. This study aims to explore the determinants of helmet use among motorcyclists in Kerala, India.
Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted in Kerala, India, over a period of six months. 309 motorcyclists in Kerala were interviewed for this study using a pretested structured questionnaire.
Results: Among 309 motorcyclists, 80% were less than 40 years of age, and only 24% were females. Among the total, only 31.4% used a helmet. There was a statistically significant association between the use of helmet and gender, marital status, drunken driving, use of alcohol and attitude towards implementing legislative measures. Odds Ratios observed were 5.3 for female gender compared to male, 4.5 for those with a positive attitude towards the implementation of legislative measures on helmet use, 3.7 for those who were not drunk while driving and 2.3 for unmarried compared to married persons.
Conclusions: The study concludes that the determinants associated with the practice of helmet use were gender, drunken driving, marital status and positive attitude towards legal measures.

 
Keyword(s): CRASH, INJURIES, LEGISLATION, MOTORCYCLIST, PRACTICE
 
 
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APA: Copy

SREEDHARAN, J., & MUTTAPPILLYMYALIL, J., & DIVAKARAN, B., & HARAN, J. (2010). DETERMINANTS OF SAFETY HELMET USE AMONG MOTORCYCLISTSP IN KERALA, INDIA. JOURNAL OF INJURY & VIOLENCE RESEARCH, 2(1), 49-54. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=194479



Vancouver: Copy

SREEDHARAN JAYADEVAN, MUTTAPPILLYMYALIL JAYAKUMARY, DIVAKARAN BINOO, HARAN JEESHA C.. DETERMINANTS OF SAFETY HELMET USE AMONG MOTORCYCLISTSP IN KERALA, INDIA. JOURNAL OF INJURY & VIOLENCE RESEARCH. 2010 [cited 2021July28];2(1):49-54. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=194479



IEEE: Copy

SREEDHARAN, J., MUTTAPPILLYMYALIL, J., DIVAKARAN, B., HARAN, J., 2010. DETERMINANTS OF SAFETY HELMET USE AMONG MOTORCYCLISTSP IN KERALA, INDIA. JOURNAL OF INJURY & VIOLENCE RESEARCH, [online] 2(1), pp.49-54. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=194479.



 
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