A study of fatal poisoning due to alcohol and drugs was carried out, to examine the mortality resulting from alcohol and drugs in the Greater Amman County, Jordan.
A retrospective review of all autopsy records and certified deaths issued by the Department of Forensic Medicine at Jordan University Hospital in the greater Amman county was undertaken.
During the 18 years (1978-1996) 6109 postmortem cases were performed in our department.
A total of 60 cases were identified and analyzed according to age, race, sex, manner of death of the victims along with blood alcohol concentration, the drug detected at autopsies, the scene circumstances, and the geographic location of the accident and death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Intoxication médicamenteuse, Mortalité, Alcoolisme, Boisson alcoolisée, Intoxication, Médicament, Homme, Autopsie, Epidémiologie, Médecine légale, Accident, Suicide
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug intoxication, Mortality, Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Poisoning, Drug, Human, Autopsy, Epidemiology, Legal medicine, Accident, Suicide
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0156513
Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 16/11/1999.