Independent effects of sleep duration and body mass index on the risk of a work-related injury: evidence from the US National Health Interview Survey (2004-2010).

@article{Lombardi2012IndependentEO,
  title={Independent effects of sleep duration and body mass index on the risk of a work-related injury: evidence from the US National Health Interview Survey (2004-2010).},
  author={David A. Lombardi and Anna Wirtz and Joanna L. Willetts and Simon Folkard},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={556-64}
}
Fatigue has been linked to adverse safety outcomes, and poor quality or decreased sleep has been associated with obesity (higher body mass index, BMI). Additionally, higher BMI is related to an increased risk for injury; however, it is unclear whether BMI modifies the effect of short sleep or has an independent effect on work-related injury risk. To answer this question, the authors examined the risk of a work-related injury as a function of total daily sleep time and BMI using the US National… CONTINUE READING