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Emanuele D’Artibale, Maheswaran Rohan and John B. Cronin

Motorcycle road racing competitions are considered a high-risk sporting activity 1 – 4 that is popular worldwide 5 , 6 and is regulated by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), which has supervised international championships since 1949. The considerable racing budgets and

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Vassilios Ziakas and Sylvia Trendafilova

Ian turned on his laptop to start working on his first report for his new job. He was very pleased with the opportunity that had presented itself. It involved planning, and potentially organizing and implementing an event for motorcycles. Events and motorcycles were definitely two of his favorite

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Kelly Samara Silva, Adair da Silva Lopes, Carla Meneses Hardman, Luciana Gatto Azevedo Cabral, Shana Ginar da Silva and Markus Vinicius Nahas

Background:

Commuting reflects an important opportunity for youth to engage in physical activity. This study aimed to compare modes of commuting to school and to work and to identify sociodemographic factors associated with various modes of transportation.

Methods:

Epidemiologic study with a repeated cross-sectional design. Participants included high school students (15–19 years of age) from Santa Catarina state, Brazil, in 2001 (n = 5028) and 2011 (n = 6529). A questionnaire containing information on the type of transport used to commute to school and to work was administered.

Results:

Walking/bicycling and the use of the bus to commute to school and to work remained stable after a decade; however, the use of car/motorcycle to school (6.4% versus 12.6%) and to work (10.2% versus 19.7%) increased significantly. In both cases, females more frequently used buses, whereas males commuted to work by car/bus. Students from rural areas more commonly commuted to school by car/motorcycle, whereas those from urban areas traveled to work more by bus. There was a greater use of cars/motorcycles by young people from higher-income families.

Conclusions:

The use of cars/motorcycles to commute to school/work has almost doubled in the last decade. Sex, residential area and income were associated with passive commuting.

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Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia, Kelly Samara da Silva, Giovâni F. Del Duca, Filipe Ferreira da Costa and Markus Vinicius Nahas

Background:

Our purpose was to examine the association of television viewing (hours/day), sedentary work (predominantly sitting at work), passive transportation to work (car or motorcycle), and the clustering of these behaviors (“sedentary lifestyle”), as well as leisure-time physical inactivity (LTPI), with chronic diseases (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and clustering of chronic diseases) in Brazilian workers.

Methods:

Cross-sectional study conducted from 2006 to 2008 in 24 Brazilian federal units (n = 47,477). A questionnaire was applied. Descriptive statistics, binary and multinomial logistic regressions were used.

Results:

Magnitude of association with chronic diseases varied greatly across domains and gender. Sedentariness at work was the most consistent behavior associated with chronic diseases, especially in men (ORhypertension = 1.10, 95% CI: 1.01–1.20; ORhypercholesterolemia = 1.34, 95% CI: 1.21–1.48; ORobesity = 1.27, 95% CI: 1.15–1.41; OR1chronic disease = 1.17, 95% CI: 1.09–1.26; OR≥2chronic diseases = 1.61, 95% CI: 1.46–1.78) compared with women (ORhypercholesterolemia = 1.15, 95% CI: 1.01–1.31; ORobesity = 1.24, 95% CI: 1.04–1.48). LTPI was associated with all diseases in men (except type 2 diabetes), but only with obesity in women.

Conclusion:

Adverse health consequences may be differently associated according to behavior domain and gender. Sedentary work and LTPI were consistently associated with chronic disease in Brazilian workers, especially in men.

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Carl G. Mattacola, Carolina Quintana, Jed Crots, Kimberly I. Tumlin and Stephanie Bonin

thickness. This was consistent with residual crush in bicycle and motorcycle helmet liners impacted at a similar severity. 9 , 10 , 12 After the fourth impact, the liner was crushed between 32% and 72% of the initial thickness, suggesting that the foam liner had bottomed out (or densified) and was no

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Javier Molina-García and Ana Queralt

parents was used. The number of motor vehicles per licensed drivers in the household was evaluated through using 2 open-answer questions: “How many drivable motor vehicles (cars, motorcycles) are there at your household?” and “How many licensed drivers are in your household?” Other covariates were gender

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Garrett Bunyak

crowds cheered them on… Vendors were selling out of toys which the public bought, as did the exhibitors.” Hirsch adds, “we had a huge gate which included guys in their leather outfits from the truck and motorcycle show… one leather clad motorcycle gentleman got really caught up in the action and, as his

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Samantha M. Gray, Peggy Chen, Lena Fleig, Paul A. Gardiner, Megan M. McAllister, Joseph H. Puyat, Joanie Sims-Gould, Heather A. McKay, Meghan Winters and Maureen C. Ashe

’s home) and address]; reason for the trip (work, volunteer, exercise, education, shopping/errands, social/entertainment, health appointment, attend place of worship, return, and other); and mode(s) of travel [walking, bicycle, wheelchair (self-propelled or assisted), scooter/motorcycle, transit, taxi

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Richard J. Boergers, Thomas G. Bowman, Nicole Sgherza, Marguerite Montjoy, Melanie Lu and Christopher W. O’Brien

equipment on field]. The NATA and many state organizations have spent years of public relations efforts to reach out to the EMS community to explain to them why you would remove a motorcycle helmet, but not a football helmet when a player is in shoulder pads as well . . . now we are very abruptly changing

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Rafaela Costa Martins, Luiza Isnardi Cardoso Ricardo, Gerfeson Mendonça, Daiana Lopes de Rosa, Letícia Lemos Ayres da Gama Bastos, Carolina de Vargas Nunes Coll and Renata Moraes Bielemann

, south, and midwest); and asset index. Asset index, a measurement of wealth, was built based on principal components analyses. We took into consideration 8 variables to compose the principal components analyses (motorcycle, car, cell phone, phone, computer, Internet, number of bathrooms, and housekeeper