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Adolescent motor vehicle crash risk what's needed to understand and reduce the risk?.
Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) pose the largest threat to adolescent health in the US, yet until recently [1], books on adolescent health risks did not cover MVCs and other unintentional injuries. Despite this seeming lack of attention, research on teen MVCs has seen a robust evolution, with...
Teen driving exposure in Michigan demographic and behavioral characteristics.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and a leading cause of non-fatal injury for teenagers in the United States. Understanding teen crashes requires a good measure of crash risk. The measure of exposure that is used in the calculation of risk estimates determines what information...
Efficacy of a web-based, tailored, alcohol prevention/intervention program for college students initial findings.
Objective: Reduce college student at-risk drinking (ARD) using a Web-based brief motivational alcohol prevention/ intervention called Michigan Prevention and Alcohol Safety for Students (M-PASS). Participants: Participants included 1,137 randomly sampled first-year college students, including 59%...
Driving exposure by driver age in Michigan
Background: This study compared driving exposure betweentwo high-crash-risk groups (16-17 and 18-24-yearolds), with a low-crash-risk group (35-64-year-olds). In addition, patterns of association between driving exposure measures and demographic and driving behavior variables were examined. Methods...
Psychosocial and behavioral factors that predict impaired and other risky driving findings from a longitudinal study.
In 2005 in the U.S., there were 16,885 fatalities in alcohol-related traffic crashes, an estimated 39% of the total fatal crashes, and an additional 254,000 persons injured in alcohol-related crashes. Although alcohol-related crashes have decreased since 1982, they have leveled off in recent years...
Developing a web-based health promotion intervention a case study from a brief motivational alcohol program.
Public health researchers and practitioners reporting findings from intervention studies seldom report in depth the processes of intervention development. However, such information would be useful for several reasons: (a) it would help guide the development of new interventions and refinement or...
Societal costs of risky driving an economic analysis of high-risk patients visiting an urban emergency department.
Objectives: We estimated the societal costs imposed by and the relative contributions of risky driving, drinking-driving, and substance use among young adults visiting a large urban emergency department who exhibited both high-risk driving and problem drinking. Methods: Emergency department...
Fatal crash involvement of unlicensed young drivers county level differences according to material deprivation and urbanicity in the United States.
Objectives: This study assessed the association between county level material deprivation and urbanization with fatal road traffic crashes involving young unlicensed drivers in the United States (US). Background: Road traffic crashes have been positively associated with area deprivation and low...
Paediatrician knowledge, attitudes, and counselling patterns on teen driving
Background Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Little is known about the content of US paediatrician counselling about teen driving. Objective To examine US paediatrician knowledge, attitudes, and counselling patterns regarding teen driving. Methods A random...

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