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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Drowsy Driving Wasn't Just a One Time Occurrence

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  • number of times that drowsy driving was reported ranged from 1-20 times
  • only 21% of those who reported struggling to stay awake driving home, reported it only once
  • just under 1/4 of participants reported struggling to stay awake driving home from work at least 75% of the time
  • 30 nurses (5%) reported difficulties staying awake driving home after every shift they worked


At present can't explain the differences between the two samples. Not sure why age and high caffeine intake shortens sleep among members of ANA sample and not members of the AACN sample. Or why elder care responsibilities shortened sleep by 20 minutes for members of the AACN sample and not the ANA sample.

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