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Is body mass index a risk factor for motor vehicle driver injury? A cohort study with prospective and retrospective outcomes.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between risk of motor vehicle driver injury and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: In a cohort study of 10 525 New Zealand men and women, BMI was assessed in 1992-1993 (baseline), and data on deaths and hospitalizations for motor vehicle driver injury were obtained by record linkage to national health databases for the period 1988-1998. Hazard ratios (HR) and CI were estimated by Cox regression. RESULTS: During a mean 10.3 years of follow-up, 139 fatal ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/ije/dyg022

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Whitlock, G More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Jackson, R More by this author
MacMahon, S More by this author
Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
32
Issue:
1
Pages:
147-149
Publication date:
2003-02-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:5d7ad306-8461-41f7-a14b-4e839106053d
Source identifiers:
277871
Local pid:
pubs:277871

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