The use of non-standard motorcycle helmets in low- and middle-income countries: a multicentre study

This study examines the prevalence and determinants of nonstandard motorcycle helmet use in nine low- to middle-income countries. Participating institutions reviewed legislation and law enforcement practices related to nonstandard helmets in addition to participating in market surveys and cross-sectional surveys. 49% of the 5563 sampled helmet-wearing motorcyclists wore what were deemed to be nonstandard helmets, and those who purchased helmets for less than US$10 were found to be at greatest risk of wearing a nonstandard helmet. The authors concluded that widespread use of nonstandard helmets may limit any potential gains of helmet use programs in low- and middle-income countries. They recommend the implementation of strategies that reduce helmet costs, along with legislation and enforcement, in order to maximize helmet use campaigns.

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    • Ackaah, Williams
    • Afukaar, Francis
    • Agyemang, Williams
    • Thuy Anh, Trinh
    • Hejar, A R
    • Abdul, Ghaffar
    • Gururaj, Gopalkrishna
    • Elisa, Hidalgo-Solórzano
    • Martha, Híjar
    • Hyder, Adnan A
    • Inclán-Valadez, Cristina
    • Kulanthayan, Subramaniam
    • Norton, Robyn
    • Odero, Wilson
    • Owoaje, Eme T
    • Peden, Margie
    • Rajam, Krishnan
    • Abdul Razzak, Junaid
    • Oluwafunmilola Sangowawa, Adesola
    • Shah, Jawaid
    • Le Tuan, Pham
    • Umar RS, Radin
    • Thi Van Anh, Nguyen
    • Van der Putten, Marc
    • Vajanapoom, Nitaya
    • Vichit-Vadakan, Nuntavarn
    • Yellappan, Kaviyarasu
    • Yu, James
  • Publication Date: 2013-6

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  • Accession Number: 01485349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2013 10:05AM