Motorcycle accidents are a major concern for countries. One of the most important risk factors for motorcyclists is the lack of helmet use. The purpose of this study was to measure the rate of the helmet use and Predictive factors in Shahrekord.
A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2018 with sample size of 350 motor riders. Then a researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data. The sampling method was random simple sampling. In the present study, the SPSS version 24 was used to analyze the data.
Of 350 motorcyclists participating in the study, 15.1% used helmets and among their passengers 1.4%. The mean age of participants was 28.8 ± 10.1 years. The most important predictors of helmet use were age more than 35 years, high education, and didn’t have driving license (OR = 3.26) with CI95%: 1.43-7.41. The most important reason for using the helmet was protection against injuries at the moment of an accident.
The results of this study indicate that the rate of helmet use is low. So, more efforts should be made to intervene and train for the helmet use among community members with an emphasis on younger people, governmental job and people with lower education level.