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TitleGamma glutamyltransferase activity. Blood alcohol concentration and suspension history of injured male drivers and riders
AuthorsHolubowycz OT
Year1989
TypeJournal Article
AbstractBlood alcohol concentration (BAC), gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) values and histories of alcohol-related licence suspensions were examined in a sample of male drivers and riders admitted after a road crash to the major trauma hospital in South Australia. THe results indicated that 14.5% had a BAC of 0.15 g/100ml or above on admission to hospital, 29% had a GGT value of at least 50 lU/l, and 14.9% had previously lost their licence because of drink-driving. Those injured crash-involved drivers and riders whose elevated GGT activity indicated probable chronic heavy use of alcohol also had an increased likelihood of prior alcohol-related licence suspensions. THey were also more likely to have had a high BAC in the crash which was the reason for their hospitalization.
Journal TitleJournal of Traffic Medicine
Journal Volume (Issue)17(2)
Page Range7-10
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Reference
Holubowycz OT (1989) 'Gamma glutamyltransferase activity. Blood alcohol concentration and suspension history of injured male drivers and riders', Journal of Traffic Medicine, 17(2), pp 7-10.