Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants and the bicycling trips when they were injured (N = 690)
Characteristic Number (%)
Male 410 (59.4%)
Female 280 (40.6%)
Age (of N = 685 reporting)
 19 to 29 years 250 (36.5%)
 30 to 39 years 177 (25.8%)
 40 to 49 years 108 (15.8%)
 50 to 59 years 91 (13.3%)
 60 to 69 years 49 (7.2%)
 ≥ 70 years 10 (1.5%)
Completed post-secondary diploma or degree 518 (75.1%)
Employed 546 (79.1%)
Income greater than $50,000 (of N = 610 reporting) 341 (55.9%)
Had children in their household 104 (15.1%)
Regular cyclist (cycled ≥ 52 times per year) 608 (88.1%)
Considered themselves an experienced cyclist 529 (76.7%)
Had taken an urban cycling training course 42 (6.1%)
Had bike maintained in the last 6 months 525 (76.1%)
Had a driver’s license 620 (89.9%)
Trip < 5 km 470 (68.1%)
Trip purpose
 Commute to or from work or school 287 (41.6%)
 For exercise or recreation 177 (25.7%)
 For social reasons (e.g., movies, visit friends) 159 (23.0%)
 For personal business (e.g., shopping, doctor’s visit) 126 (18.3%)
 During work 17 (2.5%)
Alcohol or drug use in 6 hours prior to trip
 Alcohol 73 (10.5%)
 Medications 52 (7.5%)
 Recreational drugs 25 (3.6%)
Had less than 6 hours of sleep in 24 hours prior to trip 23 (3.3%)
Cycling with a companion 109 (15.8%)
Injury circumstances
 Collision 497 (72.0%)
 Fall 193 (28.0%)
 Motor vehicle involved 331 (48.0%)
 Crash at an intersection 211 (30.6%)

Teschke et al.

Teschke et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:765   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-765

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