This study assesses relationships between the Framingham cardiovascular disease risk (CVD risk) score and prevalence of US Department of Transportation (DOT)-reportable crashes in commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers, after controlling for potential confounders.
Data were analyzed from CMV drivers (N = 797) in a large cross-sectional study. CVD risk was calculated for each driver. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) between CVD risk and DOT-reportable crashes were calculated.
Drivers in the two highest CVD risk groups had significantly higher likelihood of crash (OR = 2.08, 95% CI = 1.20 to 3.63 and OR = 1.99, 95% CI = 1.05 to 3.77, respectively) after adjusting for confounders. There was a significant trend of increasing prevalence of crashes with an increasing CVD risk score (P = 0.0298).
Drivers with a high CVD risk had a higher likelihood of a crash after controlling for confounders.