Journal article

Determination of Lifetime Injury Mortality Risk in Canada in 2002 by Drinking Amount per Occasion and Number of Occasions

Benjamin Taylor, Juergen Rehm, Robin Room, Jayadeep Patra, Susan Bondy

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Injury is the leading cause of alcohol-attributable mortality in Canada. Risk is determined by amount consumed per occasion and accumulates across drinking episodes. The authors estimated alcohol-attributable injury mortality in Canada for 2002 by combining the absolute risk of injury unrelated to alcohol with relative risks that were specific to gender and consumption per occasion, while taking into account lifetime number of drinking occasions. The absolute risk increased as number of drinking occasions and number of drinks per occasion increased. The absolute risk remained relatively low at fewer than 2 drinking occasions per month, regardless of number of drinks. Absolute risk levels rea..

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