RELATIVE LIKELIHOOD OF INJURY IN ACCIDENTS AS IN FUNCTION OF OCCUPANT SIZE AND WEIGHT

The National Crash Severity Study (NCSS) data file was interrogated to determine whether occupants of different statures and masses are subject to different injury severity rates. The analysis shows little, if any, effect on the rates of injury severity due to either height or weight variations of the occupant. The evidence of no effect is very strong for frontal impacts and somewhat less for side impacts. Expansion of the analysis to include injury severity rates of body area produced likewise no substantial evidence of height and weight dependency.

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    • Presented at SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Backaitis, S H
    • Najjar, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800096, HS-029 657
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1984 12:00AM