Alcohol and Traffic Accident : The data from Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen

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Vanchai Vatanasapt
Wattana Hanpanich
Panor Techaatic
Somchit Laoin
Patravoot Vatanasapt

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Accident has been the leading cause of death in Thailand since AD 1976.  Alcohol drinking has been strictly prohibited for the driver in many of the developed country.  This study was conducted at accident and emergency ward of Srinagarind hospital.  The traffic accident patients with suspicious of drinking were interiewed and their blood was drawn for alcohol level using gas chromatographic head space analysis.  There were 68 percents of 183 suspected drunk accident cases.  Those who had the high level of alcohol of 1.50-4.00 Promil which identified as drunk were found as many as 32 percents with one case over 4.00 Promil.  Most of the accident occurred in the teenagers.  Weekends and the time between 19.00 pm. to 24.  pm. were the most liable period for accident.

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