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Table 1 Description of victims according to type of helmet worn (full-face or other)

From: Does a full-face helmet effectively protect against facial injuries?

Characteristics Population Nobs (%w) Full-face Nobs (%w) Other Nobs (%w) P-value
Gender     0.190
 Female 45 (8.5) 32 (7.4) 13 (12.0)  
 Male 360 (91.5) 280 (92.6) 80 (88.0)  
Age     0.189
 14–24 136 (47.7) 109 (47.8) 27 (47.3)  
 25–49 179 (43.0) 142 (44.5) 37 (37.9)  
 50+ 90 (9.3) 61 (7.7) 29 (14.8)  
Alcohol consumption     0.012
 No 398 (97.9) 311 (99.3) 87 (93.2)  
 Yes 7 (2.1) 1 (0.7) 6 (6.8)  
Journey purpose     0.259
 Home-work/school commute 182 (37.6) 149 (39.7) 33 (30.7)  
 Work trip 19 (3.6) 11 (2.6) 8 (7.2)  
 Leisure 163 (48.1) 123 (47.1) 40 (51.6)  
 Other 41 (10.6) 29 (10.6) 12 (10.5)  
MTW category (cylinder capacity)     < 0.001
 Moped (< 50 cm3) 102 (37.1) 69 (31.5) 33 (56.1)  
 Light motorcycle (50–125 cm3) 67 (15.5) 42 (14.7) 25 (18.3)  
 Heavy motorcycle (> 125 cm3) 236 (47.4) 201 (53.8) 35 (25.7)  
Motorcycle jacket     < 0.001
 No 116 (36.6) 64 (27.3) 52 (68.5)  
 Yes 289 (63.4) 248 (72.7) 41 (31.5)  
Motorcycle trousers     0.002
 No 321 (80.0) 235 (75.9) 86 (93.9)  
 Yes 84 (20.0) 77 (24.1) 7 (6.1)  
Knee-high boots, ankle boots     < 0.001
 No 199 (57.5) 129 (49.9) 70 (83.6)  
 Yes 206 (42.5) 183 (50.1) 23 (16.4)  
Back protection     < 0.001
 No 279 (72.3) 194 (66.6) 85 (91.8)  
 Yes 126 (27.7) 118 (33.4) 8 (8.2)  
Gloves     < 0.001
 No 49 (17.0) 25 (9.7) 24 (41.8)  
 Yes 356 (83.0) 287 (90.3) 69 (58.2)  
Retroreflective gear     0.003
 No 340 (83.2) 254 (79.9) 86 (94.3)  
 Yes 65 (16.8) 58 (20.1) 7 (5.7)  
Overall severity of injuries     0.610
 MAIS 1 216 (54.4) 165 (54.2) 51 (55.1)  
 MAIS 2 117 (30.4) 89 (29.4) 28 (33.7)  
 MAIS 3+ 72 (15.2) 58 (16.4) 14 (11.2)  
Head injury     0.007
 No 325 (81.5) 260 (85) 65 (69.4)  
 Yes 80 (18.5) 52 (15) 28 (30.6)  
Non-facial head injury     0.693
 No 347 (86.9) 269 (87.3) 78 (85.4)  
 Yes 58 (13.1) 43 (12.7) 15 (14.6)  
Facial injury     < 0.001
 No 368 (91.2) 295 (95) 73 (78.2)  
 Yes 37 (8.8) 17 (5) 20 (21.8)  
  1. Nobs = number observed; %w = weighted percentage