The aim of this quantitative, descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study was to characterize the distribution and characteristics of motor vehicle accidents related to alcohol consumption. The sample was composed of 62 drivers and pedestrians, over 15 years old, who were involved in motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol, and were attended at the Emergency Unit of the Clinical Hospital of La Paz - Bolivia. A survey designed by the researchers to collect partner-demographic data and morbidity of the victim was applied and data that evaluated the alcohol consumption of the driver responsible for the accident was collected. The results demonstrated that 71% of the victims were men; 32.3% were between 21 and 30 years old; 29% were students and 25.8% were the drivers. This study shows the characterization of victims, alcohol consumption and accidents.
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