The role of alcohol in deaths presenting to the coroner's service in Cork City and County.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200980
Title:
The role of alcohol in deaths presenting to the coroner's service in Cork City and County.
Authors:
Bellis, M; Bolster, M A; Doyle, C T
Affiliation:
Cork City Morgue, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. maggiebellis@yahoo.com
Citation:
The role of alcohol in deaths presenting to the coroner's service in Cork City and County. 2009, 102 (1):13-5 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200980
PubMed ID:
19284011
Abstract:
A retrospective study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and concentration of alcohol in post-mortem blood samples sent for toxicological analysis in Cork City and County in 2003 and 2004. Post mortem reports of these deaths were reviewed for the presence or absence of alcohol at the time of autopsy, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at time of death, age and sex of the decedents. Of samples sent for blood alcohol analysis (BAA), 38.4% were positive for alcohol. Significant differences were found between the proportions of alcohol positive cases by cause of death. Alcohol positive cases were significantly younger (44.3 +/- 17.8 years) than alcohol negative cases (51.9 +/- 19.4 years) and fifty two percent of drivers were positive for alcohol at the time of death. Awareness of the harmful and potentially fatal effects of alcohol should continue to be raised within the community, so as to prevent future fatalities.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A retrospective study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and concentration of alcohol in post-mortem blood samples sent for toxicological analysis in Cork City and County in 2003 and 2004. Post mortem reports of these deaths were reviewed for the presence or absence of alcohol at the time of autopsy, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at time of death, age and sex of the decedents. Of samples sent for blood alcohol analysis (BAA), 38.4% were positive for alcohol. Significant differences were found between the proportions of alcohol positive cases by cause of death. Alcohol positive cases were significantly younger (44.3 +/- 17.8 years) than alcohol negative cases (51.9 +/- 19.4 years) and fifty two percent of drivers were positive for alcohol at the time of death. Awareness of the harmful and potentially fatal effects of alcohol should continue to be raised within the community, so as to prevent future fatalities.
MeSH:
Adult; Age Factors; Alcohol Drinking; Alcoholic Intoxication; Autopsy; Cause of Death; Coroners and Medical Examiners; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Sex Factors
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBellis, Men
dc.contributor.authorBolster, M Aen
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, C Ten
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-09T16:36:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-09T16:36:23Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe role of alcohol in deaths presenting to the coroner's service in Cork City and County. 2009, 102 (1):13-5 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19284011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200980-
dc.descriptionA retrospective study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and concentration of alcohol in post-mortem blood samples sent for toxicological analysis in Cork City and County in 2003 and 2004. Post mortem reports of these deaths were reviewed for the presence or absence of alcohol at the time of autopsy, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at time of death, age and sex of the decedents. Of samples sent for blood alcohol analysis (BAA), 38.4% were positive for alcohol. Significant differences were found between the proportions of alcohol positive cases by cause of death. Alcohol positive cases were significantly younger (44.3 +/- 17.8 years) than alcohol negative cases (51.9 +/- 19.4 years) and fifty two percent of drivers were positive for alcohol at the time of death. Awareness of the harmful and potentially fatal effects of alcohol should continue to be raised within the community, so as to prevent future fatalities.en
dc.description.abstractA retrospective study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and concentration of alcohol in post-mortem blood samples sent for toxicological analysis in Cork City and County in 2003 and 2004. Post mortem reports of these deaths were reviewed for the presence or absence of alcohol at the time of autopsy, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at time of death, age and sex of the decedents. Of samples sent for blood alcohol analysis (BAA), 38.4% were positive for alcohol. Significant differences were found between the proportions of alcohol positive cases by cause of death. Alcohol positive cases were significantly younger (44.3 +/- 17.8 years) than alcohol negative cases (51.9 +/- 19.4 years) and fifty two percent of drivers were positive for alcohol at the time of death. Awareness of the harmful and potentially fatal effects of alcohol should continue to be raised within the community, so as to prevent future fatalities.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking-
dc.subject.meshAlcoholic Intoxication-
dc.subject.meshAutopsy-
dc.subject.meshCause of Death-
dc.subject.meshCoroners and Medical Examiners-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSex Factors-
dc.titleThe role of alcohol in deaths presenting to the coroner's service in Cork City and County.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork City Morgue, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. maggiebellis@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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