Blood alcohol content levels (BAC)
Detecting the volume of alcohol in your body is achieved by determining the your blood alcohol level or BAC. It is recorded in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligrams percent. For example, a BAC of .10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol. When you drink alcohol it goes directly from the stomach into the blood stream. This is why you typically feel the effects of alcohol quickly, especially if you haven’t eaten in a while.
BAC depends on your total volume of blood which increases with weight and the amount of alcohol you consume over time. Your liver can only handle about a drink per hour therefore, the faster you drink, the higher your BAC will be. Additional drinks cause alcohol to build up in your blood stream.
Blood alcohol content level table (BAC)?
The table below indicates your BAC level for each alcoholic beverage by individual weight. One drink equals one 12 oz. bottle of beer, one 6 oz. glass of wine or one shot 1¼ oz. of liquor. BAC levels for men are listed on the left and those for women are listed on the right.
|NUMBER of DRINKS PER HOURS ||100 lbs||120 lbs||140|
|160 lbs||180 lbs||200 lbs||220 lbs||240 lbs|
|M / F||M / F||M / F||M / F||M / F||M / F||M / F||M / F|
|1 drink in 1 hour||.02/.03||.02/.02||.01/.02||.01/.01||.00/.01||.00/.01||.00/.00||.00/.00|
|1 drink in 2 hours||.01/.02||.00/.01||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00|
|1 drink in 3 hours||.00/.01||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00|
|2 drinks in 2 hours||.03/.04||.03/.04||.02/.03||.01/.02||.01/.02||.00/.01||.00/.00||.00/.00|
|2 drinks in 3 hours||.02/.03||.01/.03||.00/.01||.00/.01||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00||.00/.00|
|2 drinks in 1 hour||.06/.07||.05/.06||.04/.05||.03/.04||.03/.03||.02/.03||.02/.02||.02/.02|
|3 drinks in 3 hours||.06/.09||.05/.06||.03/.05||.02/.03||.01/.03||.01/.02||.00/.01||.00/.01|
|3 drinks in 2 hours||.08/.10||.07/.09||.05/.06||.04/.05||.03/.04||.02/.03||.02/.03||.01/.02|
|4 drinks in 4 hours||.09/.11||.06/.08||.04/.06||.03/.05||.02/.03||.01/.02||.00/.02||.00/.01|
|4 drinks in 3 hours||.10/.13||.08/.10||.06/.08||.05/.06||.03/.05||.03/.04||.02/.03||.01/.03|
|5 drinks in 5 hours||.11/.14||.08/.11||.05/.08||.04/.06||.02/.04||.01/.03||.00/.02||.00/.00|
|3 drinks in 1 hours||.10/.12||.08/.10||.07/.08||.06/.07||.05/.06||.04/.05||.04/.05||.03/.04|
|5 drinks in 4 hours||.13/.16||.09/.12||.09/.10||.05/.07||.04/.06||.03/.05||.02/.04||.01/.03|
|4 drinks in 2 hours||.12/.15||.09/.12||.08/.10||.06/.08||.05/.07||.04/.06||.04/.05||.03/.04|
|5 drinks in 3 hours||.14/.18||.11/.14||.09/.11||.07/.09||.06/.08||.05/.06||.04/.05||.03/.04|
|5 drink in 2 hours||.16/.19||.13/.16||.10/.13||.09/.11||.07/.09||.06/.08||.05/.07||.05/.06|
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