The risk of dying in acohol-related automobile crashes among habitual drunk drivers.
Reports suggest that people who drive while intoxicated by alcohol may do so repeatedly.
We hypothesized that persons arrested for driving while impaired might be at increased risk for death in an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash.
To evaluate this possibility, we studied the deaths of drivers in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina over a 10-year period.
We compared drivers who died in motor vehicle crashes from 1980 through 1989 and who had blood alcohol concentrations of at least 20 mg per deciliter (4.3 mmol per liter), referred to as the case drivers, with those who died in crashes but had blood alcohol concentrations below 20 mg per deciliter, referred to as the control drivers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude statistique, Facteur risque, Mortalité, Accident circulation, Conducteur véhicule, Délinquance, Alcoolisme, Homme, Toxicologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Statistical study, Risk factor, Mortality, Traffic accident, Vehicle driver, Delinquency, Alcoholism, Human, Toxicology
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Cote : 94-0605601
Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 09/06/1995.