Bicycling injuries and mortality in Victoria, 2001–2006

Antonina A Mikocka-Walus, Francis T McDermott and Peter A Cameron
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02803.x
Published online: 7 September 2009

In reply: The main conclusion of our population-based study1 was that a consistent increase in bicycle-related injuries occurred over the study period. Our study was not designed to analyse the effect of helmet wearing. The potential benefits of helmet wearing were identified in the discussion as a means of reducing the increasing burden of injury.

  • Antonina A Mikocka-Walus1
  • Francis T McDermott2
  • Peter A Cameron1

  • 1 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Surgery, Monash University and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.


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