Potential Moderating Role of Seat Belt Law on the Relationship Between Seat Belt Use and Adverse Health Behavior
Abstract:Objective: To determine the potential moderating effect of seat belt law on seat belt compliance among persons who engage in adverse health behaviors. Methods: Self-reported use of seat belts and adverse health behaviors in a 2008 US state-based population survey. Results: Seat belt law moderates the use of seat belts among males and females who smoked, males who were physically inactive, and males and females who engaged in multiple risk behaviors. Conclusion: There is a need to supplement legislative interventions with more focused behavioral approaches to further increase seat belt compliance among persons who engage in adverse risk behaviors.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Epidemiologists, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA;, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Team, Chamblee, GA 3: Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury, and Environmental Health, Atlanta, GA 4: Epidemiologists, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA
Publication date: 2012-01-01
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