N Macmillan

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Since 1990, the lack of information at the community level had already become clear to the Center for Social Development (CDS) in Quito. It is a country where not even politicians have enough access to good information on a lot of topics, whether it is Public Health or Shining Path. Rising to this information challenge, CDS established a network of(More)
A survey of cyclists was conducted in Ottawa in September 1988 to determine the use of protective helmets. The survey observed 1963 cyclists, of whom 211 (10.7%) wore helmets. The highest level of helmet use was found among older, commuting cyclists (17.9%), followed by recreational cyclists (14.3%). Overall helmet use among students was found to be very(More)
The number of bicycle-related injuries has risen significantly with the increased popularity of bicycle riding in Canada. The risk of injury is highest among children. To assess the magnitude of the problem and to identify the contributing factors we used a questionnaire, injury reports and patient charts to survey bicycle-related injuries among children(More)
Head injury is the leading cause of serious morbidity and mortality in bicycle accidents. There is good evidence to recommend helmets, yet few children wear them. Following a survey of children presenting to the emergency room with a bicycle injury, helmet promotion was evaluated in a randomized trial. The intervention consisted of physician counseling and(More)
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