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Author (up) Brewin, M.; Peters, T. url 
  Title An investigation of child restraint/seatbelt usage in motor vehicles by Maori in Northland, New Zealand Type Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication Injury Prevention Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 85-86  
  Keywords Indigenous Research; Medical Health  
  Abstract Objective: To investigate child restraint/seatbelt use by the indigenous (Maori) population in Northland New Zealand.Method: Observational surveys were conducted at the two main car parks (McDonald’s and the largest supermarket) to determine the number of passengers restrained, the type of restraints, and correct use. Observations were restricted to those who were obviously Maori, based upon the local knowledge of the observer. In addition, face to face questionnaires were administered to Maori whanau/caregivers involved in the care of two or more children for more than three days a week.Results: A total of 788 participants were observed. Babies were those most likely to have all occupants restrained correctly (97%), followed by toddlers (66%), adults (56%), and school age children (48%); 138 interviews were conducted. Females (86%) were significantly more likely to ensure that all passengers were restrained on short journeys compared to males (67%; p  
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  Call Number TRM @ admin @ Brewin2003 Serial 82  
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