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Title: Blood alcohol levels in suicide by hanging cases in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Authors: ZERBINI, TalitaPONCE, Julio de CarvalhoSINAGAWA, Daniele MayumiCINTRA, Raquel BarbosaMUNOZ, Daniel RomeroLEYTON, Vilma
Citation: JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, v.19, n.5, p.294-296, 2012
Abstract: Suicide is one of the main causes of violent death worldwide, and has become a public health issue. Since alcohol consumption is associated with the increase in the number of suicides and hanging is one of the main methods used worldwide, the present study consists of an epidemiological analysis of BACs in victims of suicide by hanging autopsied in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The objective of the present work was to establish an epidemiological profile and evaluate blood alcohol concentrations in victims of suicide by hanging in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the year of 2007. A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted by collection of secondary data from autopsy reports of victims of hanging. According to the present study, positive results for alcohol were higher in male victims, but the mean BAC was higher in women.
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