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Indicators of health behavior of drivers and riders in the countryside of Northeastern Brazil

Objective: to verify habits and behavior of the drivers and their correlation to the usage of safety equipment. 

Method: cross-sectional study using a household survey of an explanatory nature. Community health workers conducted interviews in 3,482  of Caraúbas, state of Rio Grande do Norte. 

Results: there is a low adherence to wearing traffic safety equipment, specifically seatbelt and helmet, and the population does not understand the continuous usage as a healthy behavior. The association with socioeconomic variables shows the evidence of groups possibly more vulnerable to accidents than others. Stands out the low adherence of safety equipment while moving around the city, possibly due to the misunderstanding of the risks, justified by the short distances of the rides and the not policed streets. 

Conclusion: The increase of the powered mobility due to the improvement of the population’s income, the low adherence of the seatbelt and helmet and the ineffectiveness of the government oversight make the situation a serious public health problem.

from International Archives of Medicine
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