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Sapozhnikov S., Kozlov V., Kichigin V., Golenkov A.

Alcohol mortality and blood alcohol concentration

Keywords: alcohol, mortality, degree of intoxication, blood alcohol concentration

The purpose of work is to establish compliance of average standard data on alcohol toxicity and its connection with causes of death and local indicators. A statistical analysis of blood alcohol concentration in 870 cases of death resulting from alcohol poisoning was carried out. The average age of the deceased from alcohol poisoning was 49,4±11,7 years old. 64,8% of the dead had blood alcohol concentration ranging from 3 to 5%, while 35,2% – above 5%. Using evaluation of Sigma deviations, confidence interval made 3,1–6,6%, while using centile rating – from 3,8 to 6,9% (2,5–97,5%). The highest significant alcohol concentration was found in the age group of 30–49 years old. The conclusion is made about the necessity of introduction of administrative-territorial gradations of intoxication severity created on the basis of longstanding actual material analysis that will consider age-related, behavioral, cultural, climatic and other factors that have a cumulative effect on alcohol toxicity.

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About authors

Sapozhnikov Sergey P.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department Medical Biology with a Course in Microbiology and Virology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (adaptogon@mail.ru)
Kozlov Vadim A.
Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Department Medical Biology with a Course in Microbiology and Virology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (pooh12@yandex.ru)
Kichigin Vadim Aleksandrovich
candidate of medical sciences, unit head, Dialysis center, Russia, Cheboksary (vadim-kichigin@mail.ru)
Golenkov Andrey V.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Medical Psychology and Neurology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (golenkovav@inbox.ru)

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Sapozhnikov S., Kozlov V., Kichigin V., Golenkov A. Alcohol mortality and blood alcohol concentration [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2016. – №4. P. 18-24. – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2016/4/4/.