The Association between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Motor Vehicle Crashes among Professional Truck Drivers
Published Date:Aug 2016
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 58(8):828-832.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4980233
Funding:R01 OH009155/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
T42 OH008414/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
This study assesses relationships between the Framingham Cardiovascular Disease Risk (CVD risk) Score and prevalence of US Department of Transportation (DOT)-reportable crashes in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, after controlling for potential confounders.
Data were analyzed from CMV drivers (N=797) in a large cross-sectional study. CVD risk was calculated for each driver. Adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (95% CI) between CVD risk and DOT-reportable crashes were calculated.
Drivers in the two highest CVD risk groups had significantly higher likelihood of crash (OR=2.08, 95% CI=1.20-3.63 and OR=1.99, 95% CI=1.05-3.77, respectively) after adjusting for confounders. There was a significant trend of increasing prevalence of crashes with an increasing CVD risk score (p=0.0298).
Drivers with high CVD risk had a higher likelihood of a crash after controlling for confounders.
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