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Table 4 Characteristics of motorcycle riders interviewed (n = 129) and effective helmet use

From: Prevalence and factors associated with effective helmet use among motorcyclists in Mysuru City of Southern India

  Effective helmet use (riders)  
  Yes (n = 31) No (n = 98) Total p valuea
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)  
Age (n = 129)        
 < 30 years 21 (33.3) 42 (66.7) 63 (100.0) 0.016
 ≥ 30 years 10 (15.2) 56 (84.8) 66 (100.0)
Education status (n = 129)        
 ≤12th 7 (16.3) 36 (83.7) 43 (100.0) 0.157
 Bachelor’s degree
  (Studying/completed)
16 (24.6) 49 (75.4) 65 (100.0)
 Post-graduation
  (Studying/completed)
8 (38.1) 13 (61.9) 21 (100.0)
Cost of helmet (n = 123)        
 ≤ 500 INR (≤ US $7.5) 17 (24.3) 53 (75.7) 70 (100.0) 0.788
 > 500 INR (> US $7.5) 14 (26.4) 39 (73.6) 53 (100.0)
Engine capacity (Cc) (n = 129)        
 ≤ 100 13 (24.5) 40 (75.5) 53 (100.0) 0.912
 > 100 18 (23.7) 58 (76.3) 76 (100.0)
Purpose of the trip (n = 129)        
 Travel to/from
 School/work
27 (32.1) 57 (67.9) 84 (100.0) 0.003
 Travel to/from leisure
 Activities/pleasure
4 (8.9) 41 (91.1) 45 (100.0)
Do you always wear a helmet? (n = 129)  
 Yes 31 (26.1) 88 (73.9) 119 (100.0)
 No 0 (0.0) 10 (100.0) 10 (100.0)
In the past 3 months, have you ever been stopped by police to check helmet use? (n= 129)
 Yes 9 (34.6) 17 (65.4) 26 (100.0) 0.158
 No 22 (21.4) 81 (78.6) 103 (100.0)
  1. INR Indian Rupees
  2. Figures in parenthesis are row wise percentages
  3. aChi-square