This study examined the association between vision, hearing loss, and car accidents.
A cross-sectional survey of 3654 people aged 49 years and older in the Blue Moutains, Australia, was used.
Each subject had a detailed eye examination and interview.
Self-reported care accident rates in the past year among 2379 current drives were 5.6% for those aged 49 to 79 years and 9.1% for those 80 years and older.
A 2-line difference in visual acuity was associated with increased risk of accidents (adjusted prevalence ratio PR=1.6, as was visual acuity worse than 6/18 in the right eye (PR=1.9), and hearing loss in the right car (PR=1.8).
Sensory loss in drivers may be an important risk factor for car accidents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Australie, Océanie, Personne âgée, Homme, Accident circulation, Facteur risque, Questionnaire, Acuité visuelle, Audition, Trouble audition, Trouble vision, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Australia, Oceania, Elderly, Human, Traffic accident, Risk factor, Questionnaire, Visual acuity, Hearing, Auditory disorder, Vision disorder, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0081875
Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 31/05/1999.