In a study of 2581 patients that presented with facial fractures in New Zealand, 49% were alcohol related. Males accounted for 88% while 59% were males in the 15-29 age group. 78% of the fractures were due to interpersonal violence and 13% to motor vehicle accidents.
Source: Lee K et al, Role of Alcohol in Maxillofacial Fractures, Oral Health, Vol 100, No 6, pg 40-49.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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