What Are the Blood Alcohol Level?
|Blood Ethanol (Alcohol) Concentration (mg/dL)||Impairment|
|These are estimates. The doctor may modify depending on the individual.|
|20-50||Impaired fine motor function|
|50-10||Impaired judgment and coordination|
|100-150||Difficulty walking and balance|
Reference: Birnbaumer, Bessen. Alcohols and Glycols. In: Rosen et al, eds. Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice, 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 1990:2520.
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Medically reviewed by Marina Katz, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
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