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. 

Effects of a 2009 Illinois Alcohol Tax Increase on Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes

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The Effect on Emergency Department Visits of Raised Alcohol Minimum Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada

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Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among Young People in the United States

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  1. Drinking and Driving Among Adults in the United States: Results from the 2012–2013 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III
    Fan AZ, Grant BF, Ruan WJ, Huang B, Chou SP. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 125, 49-55.
    Date: 2019
  2. An Evaluation of the Effects of Lowering Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits for Drivers on the Rates of Road Traffic Accidents and Alcohol Consumption: A Natural Experiment
    Haghpanahan H, Lewsey J, Mackay DF, McIntosh E, Pell J, Jones A, Robinson M. The Lancet. 393(10169), 321-329.
    Date: 2019
  3. Alcohol and Drugs Use Among Drivers Injured in Road Accidents in Campania (Italy): A 8-Years Retrospective Analysis
    Carfora A, Campobasso CP, Cassandro P, Petrella R, Borriello R. Forensic Science International. 288, 291-296.
    Date: 2018
  4. Identifying the Population Sources of Alcohol Impaired Driving: An Assessment of Context Specific Drinking Risks
    Gruenewald PJ, LaScala EA, Ponicki WR. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 79(5), 702-709.
    Date: 2018
  5. Walking Under the Influence of the Alcohol: A Case Study of Pedestrian Crashes in Tennessee
    Hezaveh AM, Cherry CR. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 121, 64-70.
    Date: 2018
  6. Alcohol Policy and Fatal Alcohol-Related Crashes in Finland 2000-2016
    Kalsi J, Selander T, Tervo T. Traffic Injury Prevention. 19(5), 476-479.
    Date: 2018
  7. Space–Time Analyses of Alcohol Outlets and Related Motor Vehicle Crashes: Associations at City and Census Block‐Group Levels
    Lipton R, Ponicki WR, Gruenewald PJ, Gaidus A. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 42(6), 1113-1121.
    Date: 2018
  8. Association of State Alcohol Policies with Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among United States Adults
    Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Hadland SE, Lira MC, Swahn MH, Heeren TC. JAMA Internal Medicine. 178(7), 894.
    Date: 2018
  9. Alcohol-Related Risk of Driver Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes: Comparing Data from 2007 and 2013-2014
    Romano E, Torres-Saavedra PA, Calderón Cartagena HI, Voas RB, Ramírez A. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 79(4), 547-552.
    Date: 2018
  10. The Effect on Emergency Department Visits of Raised Alcohol Minimum Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada
    Sherk A, Stockwell T, Callaghan RC. Drug and Alcohol Review. 37(S1), S357-S365.
    Date: 2018
  11. An Assessment of the Effects of Alcohol Consumption and Prevention Policies on Traffic Fatality Rates in the Enlarged EU. Time for Zero Alcohol Tolerance?
    Castillo-Manzano JI, Castro-Nuño M, Fageda X, López-Valpuesta L. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour. 50, 38-49.
    Date: 2017
  12. Sanction Changes and Drunk-Driving Injuries/Deaths in Taiwan
    Chan Y-S, Chen C-S, Huang L, Peng Y-I. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 107, 102-109.
    Date: 2017
  13. Interaction of Marijuana and Alcohol on Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Risk: A Case–Control Study
    Chihuri S, Li G, Chen Q. Injury Epidemiology. 4(1), 1-9.
    Date: 2017
  14. Estimation of the Potential Effectiveness of Lowering the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limit for Driving from 0.08 to 0.05 Grams Per Deciliter in the United States
    Fell JC, Scherer M. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 41(12), 2128-2139.
    Date: 2017
  15. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among Young People in the United States
    Hadland SE, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Blanchette J, Swahn MH, Heeren TC, Naimi TS. Pediatrics. 139(3), e20163037.
    Date: 2017
  16. Magnitude and Trends in Heavy Episodic Drinking, Alcohol-Impaired Driving, and Alcohol-Related Mortality and Overdose Hospitalizations Among Emerging Adults of College Ages 18-24 in the United States, 1998-2014
    Hingson R, Zha W, Smyth D. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 78(4), 540-548.
    Date: 2017
  17. Cannabis, Alcohol and Fatal Road Accidents
    Martin J-L, Gadegbeku B, Wu D, Viallon V, Laumon B. PloS One. 12(11), e0187320.
    Date: 2017
  18. Prevalence of Alcohol and Drug Use in Injured British Columbia Drivers
    Brubacher JR, Chan H, Martz W, Schreiber W, Asbridge M, Eppler J, Brant R. BMJ Open. 6(3), e009278.
    Date: 2016
  19. Predicting Perceived Safety to Drive the Morning After Drinking: The Importance of Hangover Symptoms
    Cameron E, French DP. Drug and Alcohol Review. 35(4), 442-446.
    Date: 2016
  20. Analysis of Risk Factors Affecting Driver Injury and Crash Injury with Drivers Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) and Non-DUI
    Chen H, Chen Q, Chen L, Zhang G. Traffic Injury Prevention. 17(8), 796-802.
    Date: 2016
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