Ruth A Shults

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Trends in driver licensing status and driving among high school seniors in the United States, 1996-2010
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 46:167-70. 2013
  2. doi request reprint All-terrain vehicle-related nonfatal injuries among young riders in the United States, 2001-2010
    Ruth A Shults
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 132:282-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Teen driving in rural North Dakota: a qualitative look at parental perceptions
    Simerpal K Gill
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
    Accid Anal Prev 54:114-21. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Attitudes towards requiring ignition interlocks for all driving while intoxicated offenders: findings from the 2010 HealthStyles Survey
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injuries, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 19:68-71. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Self-reported seatbelt use, United States, 2002-2010: does prevalence vary by state and type of seatbelt law?
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 43:417-20. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint All-terrain vehicle-related nonfatal injuries among young riders: United States, 2001-2003
    Ruth A Shults
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e608-12. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Disability among adults injured in motor-vehicle crashes in the United States
    Ruth A Shults
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    J Safety Res 35:447-52. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness of multicomponent programs with community mobilization for reducing alcohol-impaired driving
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:360-71. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of primary enforcement safety belt laws and enhanced enforcement of safety belt laws: a summary of the Guide to Community Preventive Services systematic reviews
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 35:189-96. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Primary enforcement seat belt laws are effective even in the face of rising belt use rates
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 36:491-3. 2004

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Trends in driver licensing status and driving among high school seniors in the United States, 1996-2010
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 46:167-70. 2013
    ..Understanding the reasons for fluctuations in teenage driver crashes over time in the United States is clouded by the lack of information on licensure rates and driving exposure...
  2. doi request reprint All-terrain vehicle-related nonfatal injuries among young riders in the United States, 2001-2010
    Ruth A Shults
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 132:282-9. 2013
    ..To estimate the numbers and rates of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related nonfatal injuries among riders aged ≤ 15 years treated in hospital emergency departments (EDs) in the United States during 2001-2010...
  3. doi request reprint Teen driving in rural North Dakota: a qualitative look at parental perceptions
    Simerpal K Gill
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
    Accid Anal Prev 54:114-21. 2013
    ..These findings can assist in planning policies and programs to reduce crashes among novice, teen drivers, while taking into account the unique perspectives and lifestyles of families living in rural North Dakota...
  4. doi request reprint Attitudes towards requiring ignition interlocks for all driving while intoxicated offenders: findings from the 2010 HealthStyles Survey
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injuries, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Inj Prev 19:68-71. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that laws requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted DWI offenders may face the most opposition in communities with high levels of drinking and driving...
  5. doi request reprint Self-reported seatbelt use, United States, 2002-2010: does prevalence vary by state and type of seatbelt law?
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 43:417-20. 2012
    ..Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States. Seatbelts are highly effective in preventing serious injury and death in the event of a crash. Not all states have primary enforcement of seatbelt laws...
  6. ncbi request reprint All-terrain vehicle-related nonfatal injuries among young riders: United States, 2001-2003
    Ruth A Shults
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e608-12. 2005
    ..Because children often lack the physical strength, cognitive abilities, and fine motor skills to operate ATVs properly, their risk for injury is greater. Furthermore, most children ride adult-sized ATVs...
  7. ncbi request reprint Disability among adults injured in motor-vehicle crashes in the United States
    Ruth A Shults
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    J Safety Res 35:447-52. 2004
    ..Little population-based information exists about the long-term effects of motor-vehicle crash-related injuries...
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness of multicomponent programs with community mobilization for reducing alcohol-impaired driving
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:360-71. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of primary enforcement safety belt laws and enhanced enforcement of safety belt laws: a summary of the Guide to Community Preventive Services systematic reviews
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 35:189-96. 2004
    ..The reviews were previously published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine...
  10. ncbi request reprint Primary enforcement seat belt laws are effective even in the face of rising belt use rates
    Ruth A Shults
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 36:491-3. 2004
    ..Baseline belt use rates in these states ranged from 47 to 73%. Primary safety belt laws can further increase seat belt use even in states with relatively high baseline levels of belt use...
  11. doi request reprint Driver- and passenger-based estimates of alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S., 2001-2003
    Ruth A Shults
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:515-22. 2009
    ..S. The objective of this study was to estimate the number of annual driver- and passenger-reported episodes of AID and explore the effect of sociodemographic characteristics and drinking patterns on both behaviors...
  12. doi request reprint Trends and subgroup differences in transportation-related injury risk and safety behaviors among US high school students, 1991-2007
    Sherry E Jones
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K33, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Sch Health 79:169-76. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint Scientific evidence and policy change: lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers to 0.08% in the USA
    David A Sleet
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
    Glob Health Promot 18:23-6. 2011
    ..The bill was signed into law, making 0.08 the new national standard. Extensive and targeted dissemination of the evidence and recommendations to key stakeholders and partners built support for policy change at the state level...
  14. pmc Associations between sociodemographics and safety belt use in states with and without primary enforcement laws
    Laurie F Beck
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1619-24. 2007
    ..secondary enforcement laws (police may issue a safety belt citation only if the vehicle has been stopped for another reason)...
  15. doi request reprint Patterns of alcohol consumption and alcohol-impaired driving in the United States
    Nicole T Flowers
    Emerging Investigations and Analytic Methods Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:639-44. 2008
    ..Relatively little is known about the drinking patterns of alcohol-impaired (AI) drivers in the United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of school-based programs for reducing drinking and driving and riding with drinking drivers: a systematic review
    Randy W Elder
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:288-304. 2005
  17. doi request reprint Texting while driving and other risky motor vehicle behaviors among US high school students
    Emily O Malley Olsen
    Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1708-15. 2013
    ..To assess the prevalence of texting/e-mailing while driving (TWD) and association of TWD with other risky motor vehicle (MV) behaviors among US high school students...
  18. doi request reprint Translating evidence into policy: lessons learned from the case of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers
    Shawna L Mercer
    Community Guide Branch, Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office Proposed, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services Proposed, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:412-20. 2010
    ..These lessons learned may help others working to translate evidence into policy...
  19. doi request reprint Child passenger restraint use and emergency department--reported injuries: a special study using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program, 2004
    Karen C Lee
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control NCIPC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    J Safety Res 39:25-31. 2008
    ..In 2004, more than 180,000 child passengers aged <or=12 years sought care in U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs) for injuries sustained in motor-vehicle crashes (MVCs)...
  20. doi request reprint Effectiveness of ignition interlocks for preventing alcohol-impaired driving and alcohol-related crashes: a Community Guide systematic review
    Randy W Elder
    Division of Community Preventive Services, Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:362-76. 2011
    ..Suggestions for facilitating more widespread and sustained use of ignition interlocks are provided...
  21. doi request reprint Characteristics of designated drivers and their passengers from the 2007 National Roadside Survey in the United States
    Gwen Bergen
    a Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Traffic Inj Prev 15:273-7. 2014
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Seat belt use in States and territories with primary and secondary laws--United States, 2006
    Laurie F Beck
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 62, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Safety Res 40:469-72. 2009
    ..Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States. In the event of a crash, seat belts are highly effective in preventing serious injury and death...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of mass media campaigns for reducing drinking and driving and alcohol-involved crashes: a systematic review
    Randy W Elder
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:57-65. 2004
    ..According to Community Guide rules of evidence, there is strong evidence that, under these conditions, mass media campaigns are effective in reducing AID and alcohol-related crashes...
  24. doi request reprint Self-reported alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S., 2006 and 2008
    Gwen Bergen
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:142-9. 2012
    ..Understanding characteristics of those who engage in this behavior is critical to achieving future reductions...
  25. doi request reprint Healthy People 2010 objectives for unintentional injury and violence among adolescents. Trends from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1999-2009
    Emily O Malley Olsen
    Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:551-8. 2011
    ..Thirty-nine of these objectives were dedicated to injury prevention and six of these objectives related to adolescents, who were tracked through CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of seat belt use among reproductive-aged women and prenatal counseling to wear seat belts
    Laurie F Beck
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:580-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of counseling to wear seat belts during pregnancy and seat belt use among women of reproductive age...
  27. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-related emergency department visits among people ages 13 to 25 years
    Randy W Elder
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N E, Mailstop K63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:297-300. 2004
    ..Data from a large, nationally representative sample of hospital emergency departments (EDs) were used to assess the prevalence and characteristics of alcohol-related ED visits among people ages 13 to 25 years in the United States...
  28. doi request reprint Comparison of 2008 national and state-level self-reported and observed seatbelt use estimates
    Aybaniz Ibrahimova
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Inj Prev 17:201-3. 2011
    ..71, p<0.01). The findings suggest that, as seatbelt use has increased over time, measures of self-reported and observed use have converged, and any upward bias in self-reported use due to social desirability has substantially declined...
  29. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults, 1993-2002
    Kyran P Quinlan
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:346-50. 2005
    ..Motor vehicle-related injury is the leading cause of death in the United States for people aged 1 to 34 years. In 2002, 17,419 (41%) of 42,815 traffic deaths were alcohol related...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of designated driver programs for reducing alcohol-impaired driving: a systematic review
    Susan M Ditter
    University of Virginia Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:280-7. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Graduated driver licensing and teenage driver research in 2006
    James Hedlund
    Highway Safety North, USA
    J Safety Res 37:107-21. 2006
    ..Journal of Safety Research, 36(2), 109-119.), describes research in progress of which the authors are aware, and announces plans for a symposium on teenage driving and GDL to be held in February 2007...
  32. ncbi request reprint A research agenda for increasing safety belt use in the United States
    James Hedlund
    Highway Safety North, 110 Homestead Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 6216, USA
    J Safety Res 35:231-5. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint What we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about graduated driver licensing
    James Hedlund
    Highway Safety North, 110 Homestead Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 6216, USA
    J Safety Res 34:107-15. 2003
    ..In particular, they are not necessarily endorsed by the symposium's sponsors: General Motors, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Safety Council, and Nationwide...