TABLE 2

Driver and Crash Characteristics for Crashes in Which the Driver’s Child Passenger Died, by Driver BAC: FARS, United States, 2001–2010

BAC
0.00 g/dL (n = 9363) a 0.01–0.07 g/dL (n = 400)≥0.08 g/dL (n = 1356)
Driver characteristics (n = 11 119)
 Age
  <21 years22 (21–23)25 (19–30)16 (14–19)*
  21–54 years73 (70–75)72 (61–83)82 (75–88)*
  ≥ 55 years6 (5–6)3 (1–5)*2 (1–3)*
 Male45 (43–46)61 (51–71)*63 (57–68)*
 DUI conviction in previous 3 years1 (1.0–1.4)4 (2–6)*7 (6–9)*
 Invalid or no driver license16 (16–17)29 (23–35)*34 (30–38)*
 Restraint use b 73 (71–75)53 (44–63)*49 (44–54)*
 Survived crash75 (72–77)71 (61–82)71 (65–77)*
Crash characteristics
 Nighttime crash (6:00 pm–5:59 am)33 (32–34)60 (50–69)*66 (61–72)*
 Single-vehicle crash39 (38–41)55 (46–64)*63 (57–68)*
  • Data are percentages (95% CI). *Significantly different from the corresponding percentage in the BAC 0.00 g/dL column, P < .05.

  • a Observations with “unknown” values for a characteristic were excluded. The proportion of unknown values ranged from 0% to 11%; most were <5%.

  • b Restraint use was measured only among passenger vehicle drivers (n = 10 659).