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PHO Grand Rounds: Bicycling injury hospitalization rates in Canadian jurisdictions with different helmet laws & cycling mode shares
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Chronic Diseases and Injuries
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

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Bicycling offers personal health benefits asphysical activity reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, however safety concerns deter cycling.

In this study, we compared bicycling hospitalization rates between Canadian provinces. Provinces differ as various characteristics may influence injury risk, such as helmet laws, cycling infrastructure, and the proportion of all trips made by bike (“mode share”).

Rates were calculated for 44 sex, age and jurisdiction strata for all injury causes and 22 age and jurisdiction strata for traffic-related injury causes. Inferential analyses examined associations between hospitalization rates and sex, age group, helmet legislation, and bicycling mode share.

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Presenter: Kay Teschke

Kay Teschke is Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. She initiated the Cycling in Cities program of research in 2004. Its focus is factors that encourage or discourage bicycling, and transportation infrastructure associated with increased or decreased risks of cycling injuries.   

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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