ارتقای ایمنی و پیشگیری از مصدومیت ها,
دوره 1 شماره 3 (2013),
17 December 2013
Background and Aim: More than 50% of road fatalities occur in the 15 to 44-years old which are the young and active group of the society. One of the effective ways to reduce road accidents is using safety belts. In this study the rate of seat belt use and its associated factors have been estimated in the 15 to 44-years old of Kerman.
Materials and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive and analytical study performed in 2012 and on 506, 15 to 44 years old people visiting the pre-marriage consulting center in Kerman. Sampling was done by convenient sampling. Data was analyzed by SPSS 16 and by using logistic regression.
Results: The rate of seat belt use was estimated to be %54.4. People who owned private vehicles used safety belts more than non-owners (P< 0.001). Participants claimed that their own safety and preventing injury was the most important reason (59.1%) for using safety belts and forgetting due to mind occupation (33%) were the most important reasons for not using safety belts.
Conclusion: Despite the high incidence of road accidents in Iran and despite years passed the first compulsory safety belt regulation, the rate of safety belt use among the society and especially the youth (which are a high percent of the population) is still lower than other countries. These results emphasize the importance of implementing initiatives in this regard.
How to cite this article: Akbari M , Nabipour AR, Hesampour M , Khanjani N. The rate of safety belt use and its associated factors in 15 to 44-years old of Kerman in 2012. Irtiqa Imini Pishgiri Masdumiyat (Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention).2013; 1(3):116-122.
- Safety Belt
- Risk factors
- Road Fatalities
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