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SOUSA, Carlos Augusto Moreira de; BAHIA, Camila Alves  e  CONSTANTINO, Patrícia. Analysis of factors associated with traffic accidents of cyclists attended in Brazilian state capitals. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2016, vol.21, n.12, pp.3683-3690. ISSN 1678-4561.


Brazil has the sixth largest bicycles fleet in the world and bicycle is the most used individual transport vehicle in the country. Few studies address the issue of cyclists' accidents and factors that contribute to or prevent this event.


VIVA is a cross-sectional survey and is part of the Violence and Accidents Surveillance System, Brazilian Ministry of Health. We used complex sampling and subsequent data review through multivariate logistic regression and calculation of the respective odds ratios.


Odds ratios showed greater likelihood of cyclists' accidents in males, people with less schooling and living in urban and periurban areas. People who were not using the bike to go to work were more likely to suffer an accident.


The profile found in this study corroborates findings of other studies. They claim that the coexistence of cyclists and other means of transportation in the same urban space increases the likelihood of accidents.


The construction of bicycle-exclusive spaces and educational campaigns are required.

Palavras-chave : Traffic accidents; Bicycling; Epidemiological surveys; Accidents and Statistical modeling.

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