Driver Health and Crash Involvement: A Case-Control Study

  • Published: Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume: 38, Issue 1, 2006
  • Authors: Sagberg, Fridulv
  • Date Added: 30 Jan 2014
  • Last Update: 30 Jan 2014
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Objectives:

To examine the relative crash involvement risk associated with diagnosed medical conditions, subjective symptoms, and various medicines.

Methodology:

A case control study using self-report questionnaires from 4,448 drivers of all ages involved in automobile collisions.

Key Findings:

  • Relative risk for each health condition was estimated by comparing drivers with and without the condition, regarding the odds of being at fault for the crash.

  • One of the significant risk factors observed was myopia (OR = 1.22).

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