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