Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Bicycle and Helmet Use of Adolescents: We Need to Study It Again

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Bicycle and Helmet Use of Adolescents: We Need to Study It Again

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Introduction

A meta-analysis was carried out looking to summarize studies into the helmet use of adolescents and young adults (1). A U-trend was noted between age and helmet use, with proportion of individuals regularly wearing a helmet declining first and then rising with reference to progression of age. The increasing trend in young adults has been well-documented in the literature, with 13 papers looking into the topic and verifying the trend (2-14). However, only four studies have looked into the helmet use among adolescents (15-18).

A survey circulated to Grade 7 to 12 students and inquiring about helmet use of adolescent cyclists at an allboys independent day school in Toronto, Canada was published (15), and reported a negative correlation. Among school cyclists, 96%, 76% and 59% of students in Grade 7 and 8, Grade 9 and 10, and Grade 11 and 12, respectively, used helmets regularly. For recreational cyclists, 88%, 60% and 58% of the same groups used a helmet frequently (15). …

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