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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.


15-21. Increase the proportion of motorcyclists using helmets.

Target:
79 percent.

Baseline: 67 percent of motorcycle operators and passengers used helmets in 1997.

Target setting method: 18 percent improvement. (Better than the best will be used when data are available.)

Data sources: National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), DOT, NHTSA; Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), CDC, NCCDPHP.

Motorcyclists, 1997 Helmet Use
Percent
TOTAL 67
Select populations  
9th through 12th grade students 64

Data for other population groups currently are not collected.


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Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.