The adverse effects of obesity on the physical health have been extensively studied in the general population, but not in motorcycle riders (includes both drivers and pillions). The aim of this study was to compare injury patterns, injury severities, mortality rates, and in-hospital or intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) between obese and normal-weight patients who were hospitalized for the treatment of trauma following motorcycle accidents in a level I trauma center.
Liu, H. T., Rau, C. S., Wu, S. C., Chen, Y. C., Hsu, S. Y., Hsieh, H. Y., & Hsieh, C. H. (2016). Obese motorcycle riders have a different injury pattern and longer hospital length of stay than the normal-weight patients. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 24(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-016-0241-4