Traffic deaths and superstition on Friday the 13th.

  title={Traffic deaths and superstition on Friday the 13th.},
  author={Simo N{\"a}yh{\"a}},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={159 12},
  • Simo Näyhä
  • Published 2002 in The American journal of psychiatry
OBJECTIVE This study compared deaths from traffic accidents on Friday the 13th with those on other Fridays in a national population. METHOD The author examined the daily deaths from traffic accidents by sex and age and the mean daily temperature in Finland, 1971-1997. Adjusted risk ratios for death on Friday the 13th versus other Fridays were obtained by negative binomial regression. RESULTS In men, the adjusted risk ratio for dying on Friday the 13th, compared with other Fridays, was 1.02… CONTINUE READING
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