STATISTICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CHILD RESTRAINTS

The objective of the analysis is to determine the overall effectiveness of child restraints when used, rather than to evaluate FMVSS 213 in particular. This required an analysis of subsets of mass accident data involving 4 year old and younger child occupants of known injury level, seating position and restraint usage in passenger cars. Evaluations were based on 21,837 cases in New York (1974, 1977), 6,738 cases in New Jersey) and 3,766 cases in Idaho (1976-1978). Contingency table data were subjected to log-linear modeling and adjustment to minimize potential confounding effects and allow direct comparison of injury rates between children using child restraints, children using seat-belts, and unrestrained children.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. No. 5, PB81-152233.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  United States  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Knoop, J C
    • Costenoble, K
    • Ball, J T
    • Northrop, G M
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 162 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEM-4254-675 Final Rpt., HS-805 660
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02014
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM