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Post by SamCogar on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:15 am

The research analyzed more than 190,000 patients admitted to trauma centers in Illinois and who had their BAC tested between 1995 and 2005. For those with the highest intoxication rates, the fatality rate was reduced by 50 percent, controlling for other factors. The correlation was strongest for people who had suffered from penetrating injuries, following with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal torso injuries and blunt injuries.

“Blood alcohol concentration is strongly associated with lower in-hospital mortality among those that survive long enough to receive treatment in specialized trauma units,” Friedman said. “The more alcohol in your system, the more the proven effect.”

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