Table 10. Drivers involved in fatal traffic crashes and given blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests, according to sex, age, and injury severity, United States, 1998 and 2004.
Sex and age Drivers given BAC tests
1998 2004
Dead Alive All Dead Alive All
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Both sexes
Under 21 2,649 75.3 1,634 35.6 4,288 52.8 2,824 75.3 1,576 36.3 4,402 54.3
21–24 1,947 79.3 1,172 37.3 3,122 55.6 2,419 79.5 1,340 40.0 3,762 58.7
25–34 3,756 78.7 2,304 32.4 6,065 50.9 3,868 79.6 2,128 33.5 5,999 53.4
35–44 3,525 77.5 2,020 30.3 5,546 49.3 3,488 78.5 1,957 31.2 5,451 50.7
45+ 6,306 66.8 2,296 24.5 8,605 45.6 7,361 68.4 2,608 25.5 9,972 47.5
Total1 18,192 73.5 9,436 30.2 27,647 48.8 19,969 74.3 9,637 31.2 29,638 50.8
Male2
Under 21 1,949 76.4 1,233 38.5 3,185 55.2 2,042 75.7 1,168 39.1 3,212 56.5
21–24 1,599 81.0 945 40.5 2,546 58.9 1,951 79.8 1,058 43.9 3,012 61.8
25–34 2,886 80.3 1,836 35.4 4,726 53.7 3,033 80.1 1,653 36.3 4,689 56.1
35–44 2,594 78.9 1,600 32.2 4,195 50.7 2,705 79.5 1,507 32.7 4,217 52.5
45+ 4,496 68.4 1,860 26.9 6,358 47.0 5,405 69.8 2,053 27.7 7,461 49.2
Total1 13,533 75.2 7,479 33.0 21,024 51.5 15,143 75.4 7,444 33.8 22,605 53.5
Female2
Under 21 700 72.3 401 28.9 1,103 46.7 782 74.2 408 30.1 1,190 49.4
21–24 348 72.3 227 28.1 576 44.6 468 78.0 282 29.9 750 48.6
25–34 870 73.8 468 24.3 1,339 42.9 834 78.0 475 26.2 1,309 45.4
35–44 931 74.0 420 24.6 1,351 45.5 783 75.4 450 27.1 1,234 45.6
45+ 1,810 63.2 435 17.7 2,246 42.1 1,956 64.9 555 19.8 2,511 43.2
Total1 4,659 69.0 1,952 23.5 6,616 43.8 4,825 71.2 2,170 25.3 6,997 45.5

Including drivers whose age is unknown.

Because of missing data on sex, the sum of the male and female drivers may not always equal the number for both sexes in a corresponding category.

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