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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Alcohol consumption and injury

Alcohol consumption and injury

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(p.171) Chapter 19 Alcohol consumption and injury
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Alcohol
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Scott Macdonald

Alissa Greer

Jeff Brubacher

Cheryl Cherpitel

Tim Stockwell

Corneilia Zeisser

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0019

This chapter assesses the risks of unintentional injuries in relation to alcohol consumption and how these risks vary, based on characteristics of those injured and the context of the injury. Field studies show that an increase in the amount of alcohol consumed is related to a higher likelihood of injuries. Across different cultures males, younger people, and heavy drinkers are most likely to be involved in alcohol-related injuries. Large variations in the size of these risk relationships between alcohol intoxication and injuries are related to sex, age, severity, cause, situational location, and cultural context.

Keywords:   alcohol use, unintentional injuries, risk, alcohol-related injuries

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