Widmark factor

Widmark factor

An estimate of the body’s water content that reflects an average person’s volume of distribution of alcohol, which is 0.68 for males and 0.55 for females.
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where D is the amount of alcohol consumed (in gram), r is the so-called Widmark factor, W is the body weight (in kg), [beta] is the rate of metabolism (clearance rate in g/L/h), and t is the time (in hours) after consuming alcohol.
Various methods can be found in the research literature to estimate the Widmark factor or the volume of distribution from variables such as height, weight and age [5].
[6] for the Widmark factor. Thus, after immediate consumption of n drinks, each holding D grams of alcohol, holds: