Epidemiological profile of hospitalised injuries among electric bicycle riders admitted to a rural hospital in Suzhou: a cross-sectional study

This study focuses on hospitalized injury patterns and injury risk disparities among electric bike (e-bike) riders involved in road crashes in Suzhou, China. The authors performed a cross-sectional study of crash injury data for October 2010 to April 2011. Data was collected from hospital records and International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10) injury diagnosis codes were applied. Hospitalized E-biker injuries were found to account for 57.2% of road traffic hospitalizations over the 6-month study period. Using multivariate logistic regression, specific injury type risk was evaluated. Results showed fractures and head injuries to be common, and a higher incidence of traumatic brain injury was seen for night-time E-bike crashes and incidents other than colliding with motor vehicles. The authors assert that E-bike injuries an important public health problem, with different E-biker groups showing elevated injury odds; therefore, they advocate for the encouragement of helmet use in future injury prevention initiatives.

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  • Accession Number: 01526212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 2014 1:23PM