CBAC: COMPUTERISED BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION - A COMPUTER MODEL AS A CLINICAL AND AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL
Bhushan M Kapur, Addiction Research Foundation, 33 Russell St, Toronto (Ont) M5S
2S1, and Dept. of Clin Biochem, Faculty of Medicine, U. of Toronto, Canada.
Current address: Div.of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave. M5G 1X8, Toronto, ON. Canada)
This paper describes the procedure to predict BAC based on Height, Weight, Age and Gender. It describes the impact of these variables on BAC. For the same number of drinks an older male will have significantly heigher Blood Alcohol Concentrations as compared to a younger male. The difference can be explained on the total body water differences between the older and the younger male. Age is not a significant factor in females.
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