HOSPITALIZATION AND MORTALITY SUCCEEDING DRUNK DRIVING AND RISK DRIVING

This research examined the association between drunk driving (DD) and/or risky driving (RD) and subsequent hospitalization and mortality over a 25-yr period. Information about drinking habits and psychosocial factors for 8,122 conscripts from Stockholm county in 1969-70 was linked to register data on hospitalization, mortality, DD, and RD. Analyses comparing background aspects of DD and RD groups showed that the prevalence of problem behavior and drug use was highest in the RD group. The relative risk for hospitalization after DD and/or RD was significantly elevated in multivariate logistic regression analysis for all studied diagnostic categories; this risk was especially high for alcohol and diagnosis of drug abuse. Results show a marked increased risk of hospitalization and mortality both in the DD and RD groups. Better prevention strategies must be developed and implemented from public health and traffic safety standpoints.

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    Oxford University Press

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  • Authors:
    • KARLSSON, G
    • Halldin, J
    • Leifman, A
    • BERGMAN, H
    • ROMELSJO, A
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00963287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2003 12:00AM