NECK INJURIES AMONGST FRONT SEAT BELTED AND UNBELTED CAR OCCUPANTS: SEAT BELTS AND NECK INJURIES

This paper presents part of the results of a recently completed research project on safety belts. The study concentrates on cervical injuries, mainly neck sprains, sustained by belted and unbelted front seat occupants involved in two-car crashes. Data were obtained from the Societe de l'assurance automobile du Quebec (SAAQ), which covers all road accidents with injuries that occur in the province of Quebec. Data files were constructed by linking computer files containing victim information from insurance claims, police accident reports, car registrations, and drivers' licences. Additional information on injury descriptions including pains and updates to these descriptions for at least one year after the crash was added from medical records and accident configurations from police records at the SAAQ. The injuries were coded using the International Classification of Diseases and their severity was quantified with the Abbreviated Injury Scale. Similar accidents were grouped together according to authorized speed limit, vehicle weight, and crash configuration. A loglinear model was then constructed for the odds ratio.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Montreal

    Center for Research on Transportation (CRT)/CIRRELT
    P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-ville
    Montreal, Quebec  Canada  H3C 3J7
  • Authors:
    • Bourbeau, R
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 1 1993 12:00AM