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Migraine: a risk factor for motor vehicle driver injury?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9316718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To test the hypothesis that migraine is associated with motor vehicle driver injury, data collected from 10,529 individuals on personal history of migraine and motor vehicle injury were analysed cross-sectionally. In multiple logistic regression analyses, the adjusted odds ratio for motor vehicle driver injury associated with migraine was 2.3 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.9-2.7]. After excluding those who also had a history of head injury, the odds ratio was 1.5 (95% CI: 1.2-2.0). These results suggest that migraine may be associated with a 50% increase in the risk of motor vehicle driver injury and that in this population may account for as many as one in every 20 motor vehicle driver injuries. These findings require confirmation in prospective studies of motor vehicle driver injuries.
R Norton; S Vander Hoorn; I Roberts; R Jackson; S MacMahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-20     Completed Date:  1997-11-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data*
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Migraine Disorders / complications,  epidemiology*
New Zealand / epidemiology
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*,  prevention & control

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