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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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OLIVA RODRIGUEZ, Nora Nelly; DALRI, Maria Célia Barcellos; ALONSO CASTILLO, María Magdalena  and  LOPEZ GARCIA, Karla Selene. Accidents and injuries due to consumption of alcohol or drugs in patients treated at an emergency room. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.spe, pp.521-528. ISSN 1518-8345.

The aims of the study were to describe the differences in alcohol consumption by sex, education and occupation and to understand the effects of the socio-demographic characteristics on alcohol consumption, in 120 emergency room patients. The results showed significant differences for sex (t=-3.570, p <.01) and education (t=2.636, p <.01) in alcohol consumption. In addition the factors; age, age alcohol consumption started, quantity of alcohol ingested, age marijuana consumption started, and hours lapsed between the consumption of marijuana and the accident (F7, 116=15.519, p <.00), were also significant on the consumption of alcohol with an explained variance of 40%.

Keywords : Accidents; Alcoholism; Street Drugs; Emergency nursing.

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