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Table 3 Distribution of alcohol levels in all trauma patients

From: A Ten year review of alcohol use and major trauma in a Canadian province: still a major problem

BAC
(mmol/L)
Stage Symptoms Alcohol +
N = 5170
Alcohol Level
mean ± SD
(mmol/L)
2.00 – 10.85 Subclinical Behavior Normal 488 (9.4 %) 6.17 ± 2.4
6.51 – 26.04 Euphoria Difficulty concentrating 1268 (24.5 %) 16.98 ± 5.7
Talkative
Lowered inhibition
Brighter color in face
Fine motor skills are lacking
19.53 – 54.25 Excitement Senses are dulled 2863 (55.4 %) 37.25 ± 9.7
Poor coordination
Drowsy
Beginnings of erratic behavior
Slow reaction time
Impaired judgement
39.06 – 65.10 Confusion Exaggerated emotions 1995 (38.6 %) 50.81 ± 7.4
Difficulty walking
Blurred vision
Slurred speech
Pain in dulled
58.59 – 86.8 Stupor Cannot stand or walk 1152 (22.3 %) 65.14 ± 8.2
Vomiting
Unconsciousness is possible
Decreased response to stimuli
Apathetic
75.95 – 108.5 Coma Unconscious 239 (4.6 %) 85.47 ± 7.5
Low body temperature
Possible death
Shallow breathing
Slow pulse
>97.6 Death Death due to respiratory failure 27 (0.5 %) 106.38 ± 8.3
  1. BAC, Blood Alcohol Concentration
  2. Alcohol+, positive screening for alcohol
  3. SD, Standard Deviation