Sleep habits and traffic accidents in inter-provincial bus drivers of Arequipa, Peru

Authors

  • Alex Caso Universidad Católica de Santa María. Arequipa, Perú.
  • Jorge Rey de Castro CENTRES Clínica Anglo Americana. Lima, Perú. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Grupo de Investigación en Sueño. Lima, Perú.
  • Edmundo Rosales-Mayor Grupo de Investigación en Sueño. Lima, Perú. Servicio de Neumología, Instituto Clínic del Tórax, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Barcelona, España.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.314.122

Keywords:

Accidents, traffic, Sleep stages, Fatigue, Sleep deprivation

Abstract

In order to determine sleep habits in bus drivers and their relationship to accidents in the city of Arequipa, Peru, a crosssectional descriptive study was conducted in a non-probabilistic sample of 166 drivers. Driving hours per day were 9.4 ± 3.7. 54% (89) drive over 4 hours without stopping; 74% (123) drive at night; and 87% (145) sleep on the bus. 75% reported fatigue while driving (124). 27% (45) had drowsiness; 24% (40) reported having been in or on the verge of an accident while driving. Sleepiness or fatigue while driving was common in this population and their driving and rest habits could contribute to this.

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Published

2014-12-01

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How to Cite

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Caso A, Rey de Castro J, Rosales-Mayor E. Sleep habits and traffic accidents in inter-provincial bus drivers of Arequipa, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];31(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/122

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