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Notes 1-29 - Notes Drinking and it's relationship with...

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Notes 1/29/07 Drinking and it’s relationship with accidents 5 th cause of death across the board #1 cause of death for people under 35 Alcohol is involved in about ½ of all fatal traffic accidents 18 year olds are involved in 5.5% of alcohol related accidents 18 year olds only make up 2.2% of all drivers 11% of people involved in job accidents are legally drunk at the time In boating, 75%-80% of accidents and deaths involve alcohol In 35% the victim themselves is drunk 2/3 of every drowning deaths, the person has been drinking 46% of burn victims over the age of 14, the victim had been using alcohol Of the male victims, ½ were between the ages of 15-26 Treated alcoholics (some form of counseling) are 25% more likely to die in a fire Alcoholics are more likely to die from a fall than non-alcoholics About ½ (53%) of the people who do die form the fall have a blood-alcohol limit of twice the legal limit Drinking and it’s relationship with crimes: 54% of criminal offenders had used alcohol before the offence Alcohol is involved in 68% of manslaughter cases, 62% of assault cases, and 40% of property crimes Alcohol doesn’t cause crimes, it contributes to it!!!!
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