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Ingoldsby, Helen and Callagy, Grace (2010) Alcohol and unnatural deaths in the West of Ireland: a 5-year review. Journal of Clinical Pathology , 63 , (10) , pp. 900-903.

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Aim: To investigate the prevalence of alcohol in unnatural deaths in the West of Ireland between 2003 and 2007.

Methods: The reports of 1669 postmortem examinations carried out at Galway University Hospitals were reviewed; 379 non-homicidal unnatural deaths were eligible for the study. Alcohol levels were measured in blood and/or urine in 311 cases. For each case, gender, age, cause of death and toxicology results were recorded.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2010
Page Range:pp. 900-903
Publisher:BMJ Publishing
Volume:63
Number:10
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
B Substances > Alcohol

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