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Table 1 Unintentional drownings, 2000–2013, by PM submersion time and BAC

From: Epidemiology of alcohol-related unintentional drowning: is post-mortem ethanol production a real challenge?

PM submersion time No of cases BAC 0 mg/dL (%) 0 < BAC < 50 mg/dL (%) BAC ≥ 50 mg/dL (%)
<  1 day 776 296 (38.1) 15 (2.0) 465 (59.9)
1 day 70 26 (37.1) 0 (0) 44 (62.9)
2 to 6 days 69 11 (16.0) 5 (7.2) 53 (76.8)
≥ 7 days 52 11 (21.1) 8 (15.4) 33 (63.5)
Total 967 344 (35.6) 28 (2.9) 595 (61.5)
  1. BAC blood alcohol concentration, PM post-mortem