The effect of the Taiwan motorcycle helmet use law on head injuries

Wen Ta Chiu, Chia Ying Kuo, Ching Chang Hung, Marcelo Chen

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摘要

Objectives. This study evaluated the effect of the motorcycle helmet law implemented in Taiwan on June 1, 1997. Methods. Collecting data on 8795 cases of motorcycle-related head injuries from 56 major Taiwanese hospitals, we compared the situation 1 year before and after implementation of the helmet law. Results. After implementation of the law, the number of motorcycle- related head injuries decreased by 33%, from 5260 to 3535. Decreases in length of hospital stay and in severity of injury and better outcome were also seen. The likelihood ratio χ2 test showed that severity decreased after the law's implementation (P

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)793-796
頁數4
期刊American Journal of Public Health
90
發行號5
出版狀態已發佈 - 5月 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康

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