Bicycle-related injuries among the elderly--a new epidemic?

  title={Bicycle-related injuries among the elderly--a new epidemic?},
  author={Robert K. Ekman and Glenn Welander and Leif Svanstr{\"o}m and Lothar Schelp and Per Santesson},
  journal={Public health},
  volume={115 1},
Bicycling in Sweden has almost doubled between 1980 and 1992/3 among persons aged 25-64 y. The upward trend is continuing. For the elderly (65 or older) the bicycle is a common means of transport, in both Sweden and a number of other countries. Almost one-third of the Swedish population aged 65 or older bike at some time during the year. The objectives of this study are to describe the pattern of, and trend in, bicycle-related injuries among the elderly in Sweden and to discuss possible means… CONTINUE READING

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