Impact of acute alcohol intoxication on patterns of non-fatal trauma: cause-specific analysis of head injury effect.

@article{Honkanen1991ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of acute alcohol intoxication on patterns of non-fatal trauma: cause-specific analysis of head injury effect.},
  author={Risto Honkanen and Gordon S. Smith},
  journal={Injury},
  year={1991},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={225-9}
}
The impact of alcohol on injury patterns was studied by using 14,920 injured men aged 15-64 years seen in an emergency room in Helsinki, Finland. Blood alcohol was estimated by clinical evaluation and breath test, and was coded into a three-grade intoxication code. Intoxication was recorded in 19.7 per cent. Head injury was more common among the intoxicated (64.1 per cent) than among the sober (17.6 per cent). The odds of head injury, if 1.0 among the sober, was 8.3 among the intoxicated. This… CONTINUE READING