Full source document Note: Access to the Cochrane database may be denied from some countries. This comprehensive critique was submitted to the Cochrane Review by statistician Dorothy Robinson. Some, but not all, of the points raised were subsequently added to the published review. For other information about this paper, see here. The reason for studying helmet efficacy is to predict changes in injury rates when a population of cyclists all start to wear helmets.
Cochrane Review: Helmets for preventing head and facial injuries in bicyclists
Bicycle Helmet Statistics
Head injury is by far the greatest risk posed to bicyclists, comprising one-third of emergency department visits, two-thirds of hospital admissions, and three-fourths of deaths. Facial injuries to cyclists occur at a rate nearly identical to that of head injuries. Although it makes inherent sense that helmets would be protective against head injury, establishing the real-world effectiveness of helmets is important. A number of case-control studies have been conducted demonstrating the effectiveness of bicycle helmets.
Helmets for preventing head and facial injuries in bicyclists.
Bus or Coach 0 9 Car 2 20 Pedestrian Pedal cycle 32 Motorcycle 97 BHSI Note: We do not know how they got to their billions of kilometers traveled numbers, a number that nobody has been able to reliably estimate for cyclists in the US. We would also like to see this computed on the basis of exposure hours, since cars travel so much faster on highways than bicycles. The numbers for motorcycles are interesting. The big news in the report is that only pedal cyclists were killed in the UK in , an astounding improvement from the killed there in A translation of statistics from a publication of the French Consumer Safety Commission Commission de la Securite des Consommateurs : Helmets for Cyclists Bicycle accidents occur two times out of three to children under
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