Table 2

Distribution of the deceased by blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and by cause of death, for 309 male deaths at ages 20–55 in the city of Izhevsk, 1998–1999

Number of deaths (% of row total)
Cause of deathTotalOf which BAC >150 mg/dlOf which BAC >250 mg/dlOf which BAC >400 mg/dl
*In 1998: item 95 of the former Russian classification of causes of death corresponding to items 411 and 414 in ICD-9. In 1999: items 127 and 129 of the current Russian classification of causes of death corresponding to items I20, I24–I25 in ICD-10; †in 1998: items 96–97 of the former Russian classification of causes of death corresponding to items 415–429 in ICD-9. In 1999: items 131–132 of the current Russian classification of causes of death corresponding to items I26–I28, I30–I51 in ICD-10.
Cardiovascular diseases8922 (24.7)12 (13.5)0
Of which:
Other forms of ischaemic heart disease*4013 (32.5)7 (17.5)0
Other heart diseases†228 (36.4)5 (22.7)0
External causes of death199104 (52.3)54 (27.1)10 (5.0)
Of which:
Road vehicle accident228 (36.4)2 (9.1)1 (4.5)
Accidental poisonings2720 (74.1)18 (66.7)7 (25.9)
Fire related accident64 (66.7)1 (16.7)0
Accidental drowning63 (50)2 (33.3)0
Suicide6930 (43.5)10 (14.5)2 (2.9)
Homicide3117 (54.8)4 (12.9)0
Ill defined violent cause52 (40)2 (40)0
Other diseases216 (28.6)3 (14.3)0
Of which:
Chronic alcoholism64 (66.7)2 (33.3)0
All causes combined309132 (42.7)69 (22.3)10 (3.2)