TABLE 3

Unadjusted and Adjusted OR of Injury for BPB Seats versus Seat Belts

ParameterBPB vs Belts
Unadjusted ModelBPB vs Belts Adjusted Modela
OR95% CIOR95% CI
Overall0.490.31–0.780.550.32–0.96
Direction of initial impact
    Front0.430.24–0.780.590.31–1.13
    Near side0.250.14–0.460.320.13–0.79
    Far sideb0.310.12–0.770.180.06–0.49
    Rear0.590.28–1.240.970.35–2.74
Vehicle model year
    1990–19971.120.50–2.521.330.53–3.35
    1998–20010.330.18–0.630.310.14–0.68
    2002–20080.350.16–0.760.540.20–1.47
    1998 and later0.320.19–0.520.330.18–0.61
  • a Adjusted for child age, child weight, child seating position, driver restraint, whether driver parent, crash severity, model year (if applicable), direction of impact (if applicable), and crash year.

  • b Far-side impacts include children sitting in the far-side outboard, as well as center seating position.