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Ageing and Health

RN01S23

Thu 27. 8.  14:00 - 15:30
room FA 203

Alcohol intoxication at deceased elderly: findings from the national study

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Jurickova, Lubica (1); Ivanova, Katerina (1); Dobias, Martin (2); Honig, Pavel (3); Vevoda, Jiri (1)
1: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Social Medicine and Public Health; 2: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Forensic Medicine and Medical Law; 3: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Alcohol is a causal reason of many accidents, traffic accidents, suicides and diseases. Priority of the national health policy is to reduce potential risks of alcohol consumption and economical, health and social impacts in their using by an individual and society as well. The aim of the national study was to analyse the file of autopsy reports of deceased people with focusing on the blood alcohol concentration (i.e. ethanol) according the sex, age, nationality, place of death, education, marital status and a reason and a way of death. The sample was created of 1024 deceased people in age more than 65 from 2377 dissected in years 2003-2013 at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Medical Law at Palacký University in Olomouc. Data from the survey of each autopsy report were written into a single structured protocol. Data were evaluated statistically.