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Am J Public Health. 1987 Jan;77(1):76-8.

Incidence, severity, and outcomes of brain injuries involving bicycles.

Abstract

We performed a population-based study of bicycle-related brain injuries in San Diego, California, residents during 1981. Incidence rates among males were three times higher than for females and were highest at ages 10-14 years for males. Only one-third of bicycle-related brain injuries involved collision with a motor vehicle, and this proportion was independent of age or gender. Brain injuries from motor-vehicle collisions were more severe than those resulting from other causes. Over half the brain-injured bicyclists aged 15 and older who were blood alcohol tested were legally intoxicated.

PMID:
3789243
PMCID:
PMC1646815
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.77.1.76
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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