Blood alcohol in sudden and unexpected deaths.

  title={Blood alcohol in sudden and unexpected deaths.},
  author={Antti Penttil{\"a} and Pekka J. Karhunen and Erkki Vuori},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={42 1-2},
Blood alcohol concentration was determined in 1672 sudden and unexpected natural and non-natural out-of-hospital deaths. The material covered all medicolegal autopsies in the province of Uusimaa which has a population of approximately 1.1 million inhabitants. In general, the prevalence of cases with alcohol in the blood at the time of death was high but varied considerably according to sex, age, and the cause and manner of death. The blood alcohol result was positive in 36% of the male and in… CONTINUE READING