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Helmet use in recreational activities, 2013–2014

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Released: 2016-05-20

In 2013–2014, more than 11.9 million Canadians aged 12 or older reported riding a bicycle in the previous 12 months. Of these, 42.0% always wore a helmet.

A fact sheet on helmet use in recreational activities in 2013–2014 is now available. This fact sheet is based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey – Annual Component. It includes information on helmet use reported in 2013–2014 by age and sex, by province or territory, by income, and by education.

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The Canadian Community Health Survey is an annual cross-sectional survey that collects information related to the health status, health care use and health determinants of the Canadian population aged 12 and older. National data on helmet use during recreational activities for 2013–2014 are now available. The last time national-level data were available on this topic was in 2009–2010.


The fact sheet, "Helmet use in recreational activities, 2013-2014," from the publication, Health Fact Sheets (Catalogue number82-625-X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website, under Publications.

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