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# 9 blood alcohol level, is it fatal or can someone survive with this level?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
1 doctor agrees

## In brief: What does "9" mean??

In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent).
It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible.

## In brief: What does "9" mean??

In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent).
It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry

## In brief: Yes at .09; no at .9

If you mean 9 as in .009 or .09; but no if you mean .900 or greater.

## In brief: Yes at .09; no at .9

If you mean 9 as in .009 or .09; but no if you mean .900 or greater.
Dr. James Wells
Dr. James Wells