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Knee pain and driving duration: a secondary analysis of the Taxi Drivers' Health Study.
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PMID:  15054008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We explored a postulated association between daily driving time and knee pain.
METHODS: We used data from the Taxi Drivers' Health Study to estimate 1-year prevalence of knee pain as assessed by the Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire.
RESULTS: Among 1242 drivers, the prevalence of knee pain, stratified by duration of daily driving (< or = 6, > 6 through 8, > 8 through 10, and > 10 hours), was 11%, 17%, 19%, and 22%, respectively. Compared with driving 6 or fewer hours per day, the odds ratio of knee pain prevalence for driving more than 6 hours per day was 2.52 (95% confidence interval = 1.36, 4.65) after we adjusted for socioeconomic, work-related, and personal factors in the multiple logistic regression.
CONCLUSIONS: The dose-related association between driving duration and knee pain raises concerns about work-related knee joint disorders among professional drivers.
Jiu-Chiaun Chen; Jack T Dennerlein; Tung-Sheng Shih; Chiou-Jong Chen; Yawen Cheng; Wushou P Chang; Louise M Ryan; David C Christiani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-31     Completed Date:  2004-04-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Occupational Health Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Automobile Driving*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Job Satisfaction
Knee Joint*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology,  psychology
Pain / epidemiology*,  etiology,  psychology
Population Surveillance
Public Health
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Socioeconomic Factors
Taiwan / epidemiology
Time Factors
Urban Health / statistics & numerical data

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