Frequency of Alcoholism in Different Occupational Groups and Its Association with Change in Behavior.
Nadia Aslam, Muhammad Qasim Ahmed Khan Memon, Haya Afzal Memon, Ejaz Ahmed Awan, Abdul Samad, Abdul Majeed Memon
Background: Observe the proposed framework and prevalence of alcoholism used by the medical legal officer for the assessment of subjects brought by the police for evidence of alleged consumption of alcohol in various occupations.
Methods: Observational analysis, in this cross sectional study, Data was collected from subjects tested for possible alcohol consumption. Police statements relating to the cause for alleged alcohol abuse, statements of the subjects accused of alcohol consumption, medico legal officer (MLO) investigation results, descriptions of body fluid chemical evaluation, and MLO's conclusion or final report were sought.
Result: The participants were all men and were up to 60 years of age. All of the cases were in Sanghar District. The distribution of clothing is mostly were soiled 27% and, in muscular coordination test unable to stand upright 49%, and 80% finger nose was positive.
Conclusion: Police intake suspicion of subjects who were 'making a noise' or 'making noise and din' corresponds substantially with the positive medico-legal perception of alcohol consumption (clinical and laboratory). Medico legal officers, in most situations, do not comply with policies and procedures.
Keywords: Alcohol, Frequency, occupation