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The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Ann Epidemiol Abstract Objective To compare persons who report that they never wear a seat belt while driving or as a passenger to those that do in a nationally representative sample in the United States.
Our guiding hypothesis is that failure to wear a seat belt is part of an antisocial behavior spectrum. Methods Using public-use data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health NSDUHthis study employed binary logistic regression with adjustments for complex survey sampling to assess relationships between never wearing a seat belt and sociodemographic variables, antisocial behaviors, substance abuse and co-occurring problems, and criminal justice system contact.
After controlling for the effects of age, gender, race, income, education, and population density, individuals reporting that they never wear a seat belt while driving or as a passenger are more likely to report using alcohol and drugs adjusted odds ranging from 1.
Conclusions Findings indicate that non-seat belt use is convergent with a spectrum of serious antisocial behavior and comorbid psychological distress. Importantly, results suggest that standard seat belt use policies and campaigns may not be effective for non-seat belt using individuals and a targeted approach may be needed.
Seat belt use, antisocial behavior, criminal justice, substance abuse 1. Introduction Road traffic injuries are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality 1 - 4.
Global data reveals that well over one million deaths annually are attributable to traffic accidents, which is comparable to tuberculosis and diabetes 5. A substantial fraction of these motor vehicle accidents are a direct result of reckless driving 6 - 7.
It is well established that the use of restraints or seat belts while as a passenger and operator of a motor vehicle reduces the harm caused in accidents 10 - In any given year, seat belts save thousands of lives Unfortunately, drivers who refrain from using seat belts have been found to be overrepresented in crashes and traffic violations Thus, a better understanding of the determinants of non-seat belt use can inform policy and prevention campaigns aimed at increasing seat belt use and thereby reducing mortality, disability, and total economic burden of motor vehicle accidents.
Previous research on the correlates and factors associated with non-seat belt use have identified a number of sociodemographic variables such as younger age, males, rural areas, rear seating position, African-American ethnicity, and lower incomes 15 - Although research on persons who never wear seat belts is sparse, extant investigations indicate that such persons are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as speeding and drinking while driving 17and are more likely to be impulsive In turn, these behaviors are known to be associated with sensation seeking, a tendency expressed as a desire to seek out novel and new experiences many of which are dangerous situations.
The major limitation of these prior studies on individuals who do not wear seatbelts and risky behaviors is a focused investigation on the antisocial behavior spectrum associated with this group. Borrowing from the criminological and deviance literature that indicates that a small proportion of persons account for substantial share of deviance and crime 20 - 22it seems plausible that the small number of non-seat belt users may also exhibit antisocial behavior and as such represent a costly group.
This is a concern given the costs and consequences of not wearing a seat belt. Although it is not too difficult to imagine that not wearing a seat belt could be associated with substance use and antisocial and illegal behaviors generally, few studies have extensively documented the specific quantitative nature of these relationships in nationally representative samples.
This is important because targeted campaigns and policies aimed at increasing seat belt use are better informed by knowing more about the behavioral characteristics of non-seat belt users derived from large, generalizable samples.
The present study sought to contribute to the literature on the behavioral correlates of non-seat belt use by comparing persons age 18 and above who report that they never wear a seat belt while driving or as a passenger to those that do in a nationally representative sample in the United States.
Our guiding hypothesis is that not wearing a seat belt is associated with an antisocial behavior spectrum characterized by a disregard for self and others. Thus, we expect that correlates reflecting violence, illegal behaviors and criminal justice system contact, and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems will be associated with increased probability of not wearing a seat belt It utilized multistage area probability sampling methods to select a representative sample of the U.
Computer-assisted interviewing CAI methodology was used to increase the likelihood of valid respondent reports of health-related behaviors and conditions A more detailed description of the NSDUH sampling and data collection procedures are documented in greater detail elsewhere As such, both outcomes were independently examined.
These risk behaviors are conceptualized as falling within the antisocial behavioral spectrum 21 and, as such, are referred to as antisocial or antisocial risk behaviors throughout the manuscript.
These items include being on parole as well as arrests for larceny, assault, drug possession or sale, and lethal violence i. Three gradations of psychological distress or illness were examined: Adjusted odds ratios AORs were considered to be statistically significant if the associated confidence intervals did not cross the 1.
For all statistical analyses, weighted prevalence estimates and standard errors were computed using Stata This approach implements a Taylor series linearization to adjust standard errors of estimates for complex survey sampling design effects including clustered data.
Results Table 1 presents estimates of the associations between non-seatbelt use as a passenger and key sociodemographic factors. Table 1 Socio-demographic associations with passenger seatbelt use among respondents ages 18 and older in the United States Ride without seatbelt.Heaven, it's out of this world: delightful discoveries of life after death by Gerald Thompson (Book) 1 edition published in in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
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