Driver health and crash involvement: a case-control study of relative risk

This study is a part of the project IMMORTAL, which is financed by the EC under the 5th Framework Programme for RTD. The study investigates the relative crash involvement risk associated with diagnosed medical conditions, self-reported symptoms and the use of some medicinal drugs. Data from crash-involved drivers in Norway were collected by means of a postal questionnaire. The questionnaire was distributed by an insurance company to about 15000 car-owners, who had recently reported a crash. The questionnaires were anonymous and were returned in prepaid postage envelopes to the Institute of Transport Economics. Completed and usable questionnaire data were returned from 4448 drivers, yielding a return rate of 30 percent. In addition to information about the crash, the drivers responded to a list of diagnoses, indicating if they had the disease, and whether they were on medication for the condition in question. Some specific categories of medicinal drugs were listed, and the drivers were supposed to indicate drugs taken during the week before filling in the questionnaire. There was also a list of relatively common health complaints and symptoms, where the respondents indicated how frequently they experienced the various conditions.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Date on document control page is given as 31 December 2003.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Austrian Road Safety Board

    Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Sagberg, F
  • Publication Date: 2003-12


  • English

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  • Pagination: 27p

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  • Accession Number: 01388159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 12:39AM