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dc.contributor.authorNdu, Ki
dc.contributor.authorEkwochi, Uchenna
dc.contributor.authorOsuorah, Chidiebere D. I.
dc.contributor.authorIfediora, Chris
dc.contributor.authorAmadi, F.
dc.contributor.authorAsinobi, I.
dc.contributor.authorOkenwa, O.
dc.contributor.authorOrjioke, J.
dc.contributor.authorOgbuka, F.
dc.contributor.authorUlasi, T.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-05T07:15:07Z
dc.date.available2018-09-05T07:15:07Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1179-9927
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/PHMT.S115842
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100560
dc.description.abstractChild safety restraints and seat belts are regarded as the most successful safety and cost-effective protective devices available to vehicle occupants, which have saved millions of lives. This cross-sectional descriptive study evaluated the practice and use of child car restraints (CCRs) among 458 purposively selected respondents resident in two local government areas in Enugu State, Nigeria. Self-administered questionnaires were sent to parents of children attending private schools who owned a car. Chi-square and multivariate analyses were used to assess the determinants of the use of car restraints in children among respondents. In all, 56% and 45% of adults and children, respectively, used car restraints regularly. The awareness of child safety laws and actual use of age-appropriate CCRs among respondents was negatively and weakly correlated (r=–0.121, P=0.310). Only respondent’s use of seat belt during driving (P=0.001) and having being cautioned for non-use of CCRs (P=0.005) maintained significance as determinants of the use of CCRs in cars on multivariate analysis. The most frequent reasons given for the non-use of CCRs included the child being uncomfortable, 64 (31%); restraints not being important, 53 (26%), and restraints being too expensive, 32 (15%). Similarly, for irregular users, exceptions for non-use included the child being asleep (29%), inadequate number of CCRs (22%), and the child being sick (18%). There is a need for a strategy change to enforce the use of CCRs in Nigeria.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDove Medical Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom141
dc.relation.ispartofpageto148
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPaediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1114
dc.titleParental practice of child car safety in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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