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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Interventions for Promoting Booster Seat Use in Four to Eight Year Olds Travelling in Motor Vehicles

Description of Resource: 
Booster seats are designed for children ages 4 to 8 travelling in motor vehicles. This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of interventions intended to increase use of booster seats in motor vehicles among children ages 4 to 8. It identified 5 studies and found all interventions increased the use of booster seats, compared to the group receiving no intervention. The distribution of free booster seats combined with education on their use had a marked beneficial effect, as did incentives combined with education. Education-only interventions also produced beneficial outcomes. One study evaluated the effectiveness of the enforcement of a booster seat law, but did not detect an effect on usage.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Ehiri JE, Ejere HOD, Magnussen L, Emusu D, King W, Osberg SJ. Interventions for promoting booster seat use in four to eight year olds travelling in motor vehicles. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2006 [cited 2017 Dec 29];(1). Art. No.: CD004334. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004334.pub2. Available from: