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Table 2 Characteristics of fatal occupants and their motorcycles and crashes among three groups of motorcycle-model ages

From: Rising gasoline prices increase new motorcycle sales and fatalities

  Motorcycle model agesa
Total Less than 1 year 1–3 years 4 years and more P value
Number of motorcyclists 85,754 9,105 25,841 50,808  
Occupant type
 Riders 91.1 92.0 91.5 90.7 <0.001
 Passengers 8.9 8.0 8.5 9.4
Gender
 Male 91.3 91.2 91.3 91.3 0.907
 Female 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.7
Age
 <16 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.3 <0.001
 16–20 12.4 15.2 14.0 11.1
 21–29 32.3 34.7 34.7 30.6
 30–44 32.0 27.5 28.4 34.7
 45–64 19.9 19.9 19.6 20.0
 65 and more 2.1 1.7 2.0 2.3
Day of week
 Weekday 62.7 62.9 62.6 62.8 0.794
 Weekend 37.3 37.1 37.4 37.2
Hour of day
 00:00–5:59 16.8 15.3 16.3 17.4 <0.001
 6:00–11:59 11.5 12.2 12.5 10.9
 12:00–17:59 33.5 36.4 34.7 32.4
 18:00–23:59 38.2 36.1 36.5 39.4
Weather
 Clear 96.9 97.5 97.1 96.7 <0.001
 Rain, snow, or fog 3.1 2.5 2.9 3.3
Helmet use
 Used 52.5 59.3 56.1 49.4 <0.001
 Not used 47.5 40.7 43.9 50.6
Rider alcohol involvement
 Drinking 38.8 29.7 34.5 42.7 <0.001
 No drinking 61.2 70.3 65.6 57.3
Rider license status
 Valid 80.4 85.1 83.2 78.2 <0.001
 Not valid 19.6 14.9 16.8 21.8
Motorcycle engine displacement
 <125 cc 1.2 0.9 1.2 1.2 <0.001
 125–449 cc 7.2 4.1 5.0 9.0
 450–749 cc 33.9 35.0 34.6 33.4
 750 cc+ 57.7 60.0 59.2 56.5
  1. aExcludes 952 motorcycle occupants who have missing values on model age for their motorcycles from all fatally injured motorcyclists