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Multiple Conditions Increase Preventable Crash Risks among Truck Drivers in a Cohort Study
  • Published Date:
    Feb 2017
  • Source:
    J Occup Environ Med. 59(2):205-211.

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    This study aims to quantify the crash risk for truck drivers with multiple comorbid medical conditions, after adjusting for confounders.


    This retrospective cohort of 38,184 drivers evaluated concomitant medical conditions and subsequent crash data between 1/1/2005–10/31/2012. Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated for any cause and preventable crashes of varying severity.


    Drivers with three or more medical conditions had significantly increased risk of preventable Department of Transportation (DOT) reportable crashes (HR=2.53, 95% CI=1.65–3.88) and preventable crashes with injuries (HR=2.23, 95% CI=1.09–5.31) after adjustment for covariates. Similarly, adjusted HRs were 2.55 (95% CI=1.37–4.73) for any cause DOT-reportable crashes and 3.21 (95% CI=1.18–8.75) for any cause crashes with injuries.


    Having three concomitant medical conditions may be a statistically significant risk factor for preventable and any cause DOT-reportable crashes and crashes with injuries.

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    K01 OH009794/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
    T42 OH008414/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
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