What factors are associated with cyclists getting injured? Correlates of cyclist injuries in Queensland

Heesch, Kristiann, Garrard, Jan, & Sahlqvist, Shannon (2010) What factors are associated with cyclists getting injured? Correlates of cyclist injuries in Queensland. In 2010 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 31 August - 3 September 2010, National Convention Centre, Canberra.

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Pedal cyclists are over-represented in traffic crash injuries in Australia. This study examined correlates of cycling injuries in a sample of Queensland cyclists. Members of Bicycle Queensland (n=1976) were asked about cycling injuries as part of an online survey. They also reported demographic characteristics, reasons for cycling, years of cycling as an adult, and cycling frequency. Multivariate logistic regression modelling was used to examine the association between these variables and experiencing cycling injuries last year (yes/no). Thirty-one percent of respondents (n=617) reported at least one cycling injury. Respondents had greater likelihood of injury if they cycled more frequently, had cycled <5 years, or cycled for recreation or competition. These findings suggest that injuries are mostly likely to occur among less experienced cyclists, those cycling the most, and those cycling for sport and recreation. Injury prevention interventions should include cycle skills training along with fostering safer cycling environments.

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ID Code: 37741
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: bicycle, cyclist, injuries, questionnaire, online survey
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2010 23:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:22

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