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GUANCHE GARCELL, Humberto et al. Drink driving in professional drivers in the Vía Blanca highway in Cuba. Gac Sanit [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.5, pp. 407-409. ISSN 0213-9111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0213-91112006000500011.
To determine the frequency of drink driving in professional drivers (Via Blanca, Havana City), we carried out a descriptive study of 832 drivers selected by multistage stratified sampling. A structured interview with each driver was carried out to record the variables under study, and a breath alcohol test was subsequently performed. The frequency of drink driving was 8.18% (95% CI, 5.94%-10.42%), with a predominance of drivers with alcohol levels ≤ 0.24% (51.07%). Drink driving was more frequent in «high risk» hours, in drivers aged between 40 and 49 years old (10.3%), and in those with 15 to 24 years of experience (11.02%). The frequency of drink driving found in this study highlights the need to design traffic accident prevention strategies.
Keywords : Traffic accidents; Risk factors; Alcohol; Professional drivers.