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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Drowsy Driving Was Common

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Drowsy Driving Reports ANA Sample AACN Sample
No. nurses reporting > 1 episode of drowsy driving 263 (66.9%) 331 (65.9%)
No. of shifts with drowsy driving 1281 (24.6%) 1639 (27.5%)


Note that these numbers are very similar to those reported for struggling to stay awake at work. Approximately 2/3 of sample have trouble staying awake at work. Slightly higher number of shifts affected. Drowsiness 1 in 5, drowsy driving approximately 1 in 4 shifts.

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