The epidemiology of injuries to bicycle riders

A. M. Friede, C. V. Azzara, S. S. Gallagher, B. Guyer

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Abstract

Bicycle injuries were found to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Boys in their middle years were at highest risk. Helmets, education, environmental modifications and the following of simple precautions could prevent many serious head injuries. Pediatricians can and should take an active role in helping parents and children to understand that bicycles are not harmless toys and should be used with care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-151
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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