Accession Number:

ADA272002

Title:

Alcohol, other Drugs, and Obesity: Plan-Of-The-Day-Notes, Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-11

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

According to the Trauma Foundation, based at San Francisco General Hospital, there are approximately 23,830 alcohol-related trauma deaths annually, other than motor vehicle crashes. Heavy drinking doubles the risk of fatal injury, and studies indicate that alcohol is involved in 41 of deaths from unintentional falls, 47 of drownings and 33 of suicides. At a trauma center in Orange County, CA, 52 of the people injured in fights and 49 of those treated for stab wounds had positive BACs and Maryland researchers studying 398 fatal fires found that 40 of the fire victims and positive blood alcohol concentrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE