SUBSTUDY A'INDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEM DRINKING AMONG DRUNK DRIVERS SUBSTUDY B'CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, AGING, AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

PHASE I. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECTS FIRST PHASE WAS TO DETERMINE WHAT PROPORTION OF A SAMPLE OF PEOPLE WITH DRUNK DRIVING RECORDS MIGHT BE IDENTIFIED WITHIN A SHORT TIME AFTER ARREST AS PROBABLY HAVING A SERIOUS DRINKING PROBLEM OR AS SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM. THE SCREENING CRITERIA FOR PROBLEM DRINKING WERE TWO OR MORE ARRESTS INVOLVING ALCOHOL OR AN IMPRESSION OF PROBLEM DRINKING OR ALCOHOLISM BY A COMMUNITY AGENCY. FROM A TOTAL SAMPLE OF 600 MALE RESIDENTS, THESE CRITERIA WERE MET BY 63 PERCENT OF THE DRUNK DRIVER SAMPLE, HALF OF THE ACCIDENTS INVOLVED DRINKING DRIVERS, 30 PERCENT OF THE WARRANT GROUP SAMPLE, 14 PERCENT OF THE SOBER DRIVERS IN ACCIDENTS SAMPLE, 8 PERCENT OF DRIVERS WITH CITATIONS, AND 3 PERCENT OF THE INCIDENT FREE FREE DRIVERS SAMPLE. PHASE II. A COMPARISON OF ACCIDENT RATES OF 444 DRIVERS OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE IS MADE WITH 267 DRIVERS WHOSE AGES VARIED FROM 30-59. THE OVER 60 GROUP HAS BEEN SUBDIVIDED INTO FOUR CLASSES' /1/ HEALTHY, /2/ SENILE, /3/ CARDIOVASCULAR CHANGES, AND /4/ CARDIOVASCULAR CHANGES AND SENILITY. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES ABOVE THE AGE 30-59 GROUP IN MEAN INDIVIDUAL ACCIDENT RATES WERE FOUND ONLY AMONG DRIVERS WITH SENILITY OR WITH BOTH SENILITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR CHANGES. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, B-1-26
  • Corporate Authors:

    California State Dept Public Health

    /Bureau of Occupational Health
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Waller, J A
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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  • Accession Number: 00222554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1994 12:00AM