Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitus.

@article{Moran2002InjuryRA,
  title={Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitus.},
  author={Stephan G Moran and Gerald McGwin and Jesse S Metzger and Samuel T. Windham and Donald A. Reiff and Loring W. Rue},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1116-20}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have examined the independent effects of occupant height, obesity, and body mass index in motor vehicle collisions and identified related injury patterns. The hypothesis of this study was that as the driver's body habitus diverges from the 50% percentile male Hybrid III Crash Dummy (H3CD), the frequency of injury changes. METHODS The 1995 to 1999 National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System was used. Study entry was limited to restrained drivers… CONTINUE READING
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