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Commercial Driver Medical Examinations
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  • Pubmed ID:
    25710607
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC4448672
  • Description:
    Objective:

    The objective of this study was to assess relationships between body mass index (BMI) and comorbid conditions within a large sample of truck drivers.

    Methods:

    Commercial driver medical examination data from 88,246 commercial drivers between 2005 and 2012 were analyzed for associations between BMI, medical disorders, and driver certification.

    Results:

    Most drivers were obese (53.3%, BMI >30.0 kg/m2) and morbidly obese (26.6%, BMI >35.0 kg/m2), higher than prior reports. Obese drivers were less likely to be certified for 2 years and more likely to report heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, nervous disorders, sleep disorders, and chronic low back pain (all P < 0.0001). There are relationships between multiple potentially disqualifying conditions and increasing obesity (P < 0.0001). Morbid obesity prevalence increased 8.9% and prevalence of three or more multiple conditions increased fourfold between 2005 and 2012.

    Conclusions:

    Obesity is related to multiple medical factors as well as increasing numbers of conditions that limit driving certification.

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  • Funding:
    1K01OH009794/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
    T42/CCT810426-10/PHS HHS/United States
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