Driver obesity and the risk of fatal injury during traffic collisions

  title={Driver obesity and the risk of fatal injury during traffic collisions},
  author={T. Rice and M. Zhu},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  pages={12 - 9}
  • T. Rice, M. Zhu
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Background Few studies have looked at how obesity affects injury outcomes among vehicle occupants involved in traffic collisions. Objective To estimate the association of obesity with death risk among drivers of passenger vehicles aged ≥16 and to examine effect modification by driver sex, driver seat belt use, vehicle type and collision type. Methods We conducted a matched-pair cohort study using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. WHO body mass index (BMI) categories were… CONTINUE READING
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