Mortality and Morbidity

Even in low and moderate amounts, drinking alcohol increases the risk of chronic diseases, such as various cancers, and coronary heart disease, illnesses, injuries and disabilities, and causes harms that extend beyond the drinker to include family, friends and the larger community. Estimates of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality rates also consider quantity and frequency of consumption to determine how drinking affects a person’s health. 

  1. Understanding the Relationship Between Alcohol Outlet Density and Life Expectancy in Baltimore City: The Role of Community Violence and Community Disadvantage
    Furr-Holden CDM, Nesoff ED, Nelson V, Milam AJ, Smart M, Lacey K, Leaf PJ. Journal of Community Psychology. 47(1), 63-75.
    Date: 2019
  2. Alcohol Consumption and All‐Cause Mortality: Further Implications
    Rehm J. Drug and Alcohol Review. 38(1), 13-15.
    Date: 2019
  3. All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Rates of Patients Treated for Alcohol Use Disorders: A Meta-Analysis
    Abdul-Rahman A-K, Card TR, Grainge MJ, Fleming KM. Substance Abuse. 39(4), 509-517.
    Date: 2018
  4. Alcohol Use and Burden for 195 Countries and Territories, 1990–2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
    Griswold MG, Fullman N, Hawley C, Arian N, Zimsen SRM, Tymeson HD, Medicinsk v. The Lancet. 392(10152), 1015-1035.
    Date: 2018
  5. Trends in Adult Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking in the Early 21St‐Century United States: A Meta‐Analysis of 6 National Survey Series
    Grucza RA, Sher KJ, Kerr WC, Krauss MJ, Lui CK, McDowell YE, Bierut LJ. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 42(10), 1939-1950.
    Date: 2018
  6. The High Burden of Alcoholic Cirrhosis in Privately Insured Persons in the United States
    Mellinger JL, Shedden K, Winder GS, Tapper E, Adams M, Fontana RJ, Lok ASF. Hepatology. 68(3), 872-882.
    Date: 2018
  7. Changes in Directly Alcohol-Attributable Mortality During the Great Recession by Employment Status in Spain: A Population Cohort of 22 Million People
    Alonso I, Vallejo F, Regidor E, Belza MJ, Sordo L, Otero-García L, Barrio G. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 71(8), 736-744.
    Date: 2017
  8. Moderate Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Lower Chronic Disease Burden Expressed in Disability-Adjusted Life Years: A Prospective Cohort Study
    Beulens JWJ, Fransen HP, Struijk EA, Boer JMA, de Wit GA, Onland-Moret NC, May AM. European Journal of Epidemiology. 32(4), 317-326.
    Date: 2017
  9. Individual- and Area-Level Characteristics Associated with Alcohol-Related Mortality Among Adult Lithuanian Males: A Multilevel Analysis Based on Census-Linked Data
    Grigoriev P, Jasilionis D, Stumbrys D, Stankūnienė V, Shkolnikov VM. PloS One. 12(7), e0181622.
    Date: 2017
  10. Manner of Death of Older People with Regard to Blood Alcohol Concentration
    Juríčková L, Ivanová K, Dobiáš M, Andrášik R, Ondra P. Central European Journal of Public Health. 25(4), 266-270.
    Date: 2017
  11. The Relationship Between Different Dimensions of Alcohol Use and the Burden of Disease—An Update
    Rehm J, Gmel GE, Gmel G, Hasan OSM, Imtiaz S, Popova S, Shuper PA. Addiction. 112(6), 968-1001.
    Date: 2017
  12. Alcohol Use Disorders and Associated Chronic Disease - a National Retrospective Cohort Study from France
    Schwarzinger M, Thiébaut SP, Baillot S, Mallet V, Rehm J. BMC Public Health. 18(1), 43-49.
    Date: 2017
  13. The Burden of Alcohol-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Ottawa, Canada
    Willmore J, Marko T-L, Taing D, Sampasa-Kanyinga H. PloS One. 12(9), e0185457.
    Date: 2017
  14. Alcohol-Attributed Disease Burden in Four Nordic Countries: A Comparison Using the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries and Risk Factors 2013 Study
    Agardh EE, Danielsson A-K, Ramstedt M, Ledgaard Holm A, Diderichsen F, Juel K, Allebeck P. Addiction. 111(10), 1806-1813.
    Date: 2016
  15. Alcohol, Drinking Pattern and All-Cause, Cardiovascular and Alcohol-Related Mortality in Eastern Europe
    Bobak M, Malyutina S, Horvat P, Pajak A, Tamosiunas A, Kubinova R, Marmot MG. European Journal of Epidemiology. 31(1), 21-30.
    Date: 2016
  16. The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on African People in 2012: An Analysis of Burden of Disease
    Ferreira-Borges C, Rehm J, Dias S, Babor T, Parry CDH. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 21(1), 52-60.
    Date: 2016
  17. Spatial Variation of Male Alcohol-Related Mortality in Belarus and Lithuania
    Grigoriev P, Jasilionis D, Shkolnikov VM, Meslé F, Vallin J. European Journal of Public Health. 26(1), 95-101.
    Date: 2016
  18. Alcohol Use Disorder and Mortality Across the Lifespan: A Longitudinal Cohort and Co-Relative Analysis
    Kendler KS, Ohlsson H, Sundquist J, Sundquist K. JAMA Psychiatry. 73(6), 575-581.
    Date: 2016
  19. Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA)--Alcohol Consumption and All-Cause Mortality Among Women--A 17 Year Follow-Up Study
    Midlöv P, Calling S, Memon AA, Sundquist J, Sundquist K, Johansson S-E. BMC Public Health. 16(23), 22.
    Date: 2016
  20. Mortality Risk in Alcoholic Patients in Northern Italy: Comorbidity and Treatment Retention Effects in a 30-Year Follow-Up Study
    Morandi G, Periche Tomas E, Pirani M. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 51(1), 63-70.
    Date: 2016
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