Table 1

Characteristics of cases and controls

Cases (n=40)Controls (n=97)p Value*
Child restrained (yes) (%)60.095.9<0.001
Sex of parent (male) (%)52.547.4 0.590
Driver (%)<0.01
 Interviewee47.573.2
 Interviewee’s spouse35.019.6
 Relative, friend, others17.517.2
Journey time (%)<0.001
 6 am–12 noon25.069.1
 12 noon–6 pm52.528.9
 6 pm–6 am22.52.1
Journey length (miles) (%)<0.05
 <15.025.8
 1–5 25.026.8
 5–1035.026.8
 ⩾1035.020.6
Marital status (married) (%)85.089.70.439
Employment (%)<0.05
 Full time45.023.7
 Part time25.027.8
 Retired, student, unemployed30.048.5
Housing (own) (%)67.565.0 0.776
Points on licence (yes) (%)35.09.3<0.001
No of points1-151 0.93 (0.28)0.18 (0.07)<0.01
No of accidents in 5 years1-151 1.03 (0.14)0.20 (0.05)<0.001
Age at completion of full time education (years)1-151 17.4  (0.38)17.7  (0.39) 0.551
  • p Values comparing cases with controls.

  • 1-151 Figures are mean (SE).