Blood alcohol concentrations of pedestrians

BACs were obtained for 213 adult pedestrians who were admitted to an Adelaide hospital between August 1985 and July 1987. Almost 2/3 of the pedestrians were male, and males had a higher rate per 10,000 population of admission to hospital than female pedestrians. Overall, 38% of the pedestrians with known BACs had been drinking, 29% had a BAC of 0.lOOg/100ml or above, and 13% had a BAC of 0.200 or above. Three high risk groups were identified: teenaged sober pedestrians, elderly sober pedestrians, and young and middle-aged pedestrians, particularly males who had high BACs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australia. Office of Road Safety (FORS)

    Canberra, ACT   
  • Authors:
    • Holubowycz, O T
    • McLean, A J
  • Publication Date: 1989-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: MR2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 4:57PM