Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Rev Saude Publica. 2008 Apr;42(2):350-2. Epub 2008 Feb 29.

[Blood alcohol concentration in fatal traffic accidents in the Federal District, Brazil].

[Article in Portuguese]

Author information

1
Instituto de Medicina Legal, Secretaria de Estado de Segurança Pública do Distrito Federal, Brasília, DF, Brazil. manoelmodelli@gmail.com

Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess the association between high blood alcohol levels and fatal victims of traffic accidents in the Brazilian Federal District, in 2005. A total of 442 casualties (163 pedestrians, 84 victims of overturns, and 195 of collisions) were studied. Blood alcohol concentration was analyzed in 238 cases (53.7%). Most victims were young males, aged between 18 and 35 years. Blood alcohol levels higher than 0.6 g/L were detected in 44.2% of collision victims; 57.7% of victims of overturns and 32.5% of pedestrians. The difference in proportions between overturn victims with blood alcohol concentration higher than 0.6 g/L and those victims of other traffic accidents was statistically significant.

PMID:
18327493
DOI:
10.1590/s0034-89102008000200022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Scientific Electronic Library Online
Loading ...
Support Center