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Am J Public Health. 1989 Aug;79(8):1040-1.

Left-handedness and accident-related injury risk.

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  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Abstract

Self-reported injuries among left-handed and right-handed people were compared in a survey of 1,896 college students in British Columbia, Canada. Left-handers were more likely to report having an injury requiring medical attention during the last two years (OR = 1.89, 95% CI = 1.39, 2.58). Relative risk was highest for left-handed males when driving motor vehicles (OR = 2.35, CI = 1.25, 4.43). Regardless of handedness, males had slightly higher relative risks of injury than females.

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PMC1349905
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