Widmark equation

Widmark equation

A formula which provides a crude estimate of the peak blood-alcohol concentration expected after ingesting a known quantity of alcohol. The concentration is a theoretical value which assumes 100% absorption (when in fact about 2/3 is absorbed) and immediate distribution (when in fact this takes up to 3 hours).

Widmark equation
Concentration (mg/dL) = alcohol consumed (g) X 100 divided by the Widmark factor (see there) X body weight (kg)
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