Journal article

Alcohol consumption, setting, gender and activity as predictors of injury: A population-based case-control study

T Stockwell, R McLeod, M Stevens, M Phillips, M Webb, G Jelinek

JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL | ALCOHOL RES DOCUMENTATION INC CENT ALCOHOL STUD RUTGERS UNIV | Published : 2002

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: A population-based case-control design was employed to quantify the risk of injury after consumption of alcohol as a function of setting, concurrent activity and usual drinking habits. METHOD: A total of 797 cases (66.6% men) and 797 controls (57.7% women) were interviewed. The response rate was 83% for eligible cases approached for an interview. Cases were injured patients from a hospital emergency department. Community controls used were each paired with a case on suburb of residence, and interviewed regarding their activities in the 6-hour period preceding their paired case's injury. RESULTS: Self-reported alcohol consumption was consistent with both medical records and breath-..

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