Age and gender differences in blood-alcohol concentration in apprehended drivers in relation to the amounts of alcohol consumed.

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Source
Forensic Sci Int. 2009 Jul 1;188(1-3):40-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1-2009
Author
Jones Alan Wayne
Holmgren Anita
Author Affiliation
Department of Forensic Genetics and Forensic Toxicology, National Board of Forensic Medicine, Artillerigatan 12, SE-587 58 Linköping, Sweden. wayne.jones@rmv.se
Source
Forensic Sci Int. 2009 Jul 1;188(1-3):40-5
Date
Jul-1-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
This article reports the age, gender, and blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of people apprehended in Sweden for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUIA) over an 8-year period (2000-2007). Duplicate determinations of ethanol were made in venous blood by headspace gas chromatography and results were reported positive at a cut-off concentration of 0.1 g/L (10 mg/100 ml or 0.01 g%). The mean, median and highest BAC was 1.74 g/L, 1.70 g/L and 5.18 g/L, respectively. The vast majority of offenders were men (89.5%) with a mean age of 39.0+/-14.6 y (+/-SD). The women (10.5%) were a few years older 41.8+/-13.6 y (p0.05) from women (1.77+/-0.87 g/L). The youngest offenders aged 15-20 y (N=3513) had a mean BAC of 1.30+/-0.60 g/L (median 1.32), which was significantly less (p
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