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Citation

Celis A, Rivas-Souza M, Valencia N, Salazar-Estrada JG. Salud Publica Mex. 1994; 36(3): 269-274.

Vernacular Title

Alcohol y muerte traumatica en Jalisco.

Affiliation

Instituto Regional de Investigación en Salud Pública, Universidad de Guadalajara, México.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1994, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

7940007

Abstract

A review of 4,102 autopsies was carried out during 1989-1991 at the Medical Examiner Office in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, to determine the frequency of high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in fatal injuries, and the importance of alcohol consumption as a risk factor in homicide. Males showed the highest proportion of positive BAC in every event and age group. BAC > or = 0.001 g/ml was most frequently positive in homicides (56%), followed by unintentional injuries (45%) and suicides (35%). After adjusting for age, sex and year of autopsy, the differences were statistically significant.


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