Complaints of Poor Sleep and Risk of Traffic Accidents: A Population-Based Case-Control Study.
PLoS ONE. 2014-12-10; 9(12): e114102
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1. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 10;9(12):e114102. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114102.
Complaints of Poor Sleep and Risk of Traffic Accidents: A Population-Based
Philip P(1), Chaufton C(1), Orriols L(2), Lagarde E(2), Amoros E(3), Laumon B(3),
Akerstedt T(4), Taillard J(1), Sagaspe P(1).
(1)Université de Bordeaux, Sommeil, Attention et Neuropsychiatrie, USR SANPSY
3413, F-33000 Bordeaux, France; CNRS, SANPSY, USR 3413, F-33000 Bordeaux, France;
CHU Pellegrin, F-33076 Bordeaux, France.
(2)INSERM U897, ISPED, Equipe PPCT, Université de Bordeaux, F-33000 Bordeaux,
(3)IFSTTAR, TS2, UMRESTTE, F-69500 Bron, France et Université Lyon 1, F-69008
(4)Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine the sleepiness-related factors
associated with road traffic accidents.
METHODS: A population based case-control study was conducted in 2 French
agglomerations. 272 road accident cases hospitalized in emergency units and 272
control drivers matched by time of day and randomly stopped by police forces were
included in the study. Odds ratios were calculated for the risk of road traffic
RESULTS: As expected, the main predictive factor for road traffic accidents was
having a sleep episode at the wheel just before the accident (OR 9.97, CI 95%: