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. A 13-Year Retrospective Study on Toxic Alcohol Poisoning in Middle Urals, Russia
    Brusin KM, Nekhoroshkov RO. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology. 4(1), 43-46.
    Date: 2015
  2. Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths — United States, 2010–2012
    Kanny D, Brewer RD, Mesnick JB, Paulozzi LJ, Naimi TS, Lu H. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 63(53), 1238-1242.
    Date: 2015
  3. Increasing United States Mortality Due to Accidental Poisoning: The Role of the Baby Boom Cohort
    Miech R, Koester S, Dorsey-Holliman B. Addiction. 106(4), 806-815.
    Date: 2011 (archived)
  4. Hospitalizations for Alcohol and Drug Overdoses in Young Adults Ages 18-24 in the United States, 1999-2008: Results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample
    White AM, Hingson RW, Pan I-J, Yi H-Y. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 72(5), 774-786.
    Date: 2011 (archived)
  5. Alcohol Poisoning is a Main Determinant of Recent Mortality Trends in Russia: Evidence from a Detailed Analysis of Mortality Statistics and Autopsies
    Zaridze D, Maximovitch D, Lazarev A, Igitov V, Boroda A, Boreham J, Boyle P, Peto R, Boffetta P. International Journal of Epidemiology. 38(1), 143-153.
    Date: 2009 (archived)
  6. Weekend Effects on Binge Drinking and Homicide: The Social Connection Between Alcohol and Violence in Russia
    Pridemore WA. Addiction. 99(8), 1034–1041.
    Date: 2004 (archived)
  7. Accidental Alcohol Poisoning Mortality in the United States, 1996–1998
    Yoon Y-H, Stinson FS, Yi H-y, Dufour MC. Alcohol Research & Health. 27(1), 110-118.
    Date: 2003 (archived)
  8. Alcohol Sales and Fatal Alcohol Poisonings: A Time-Series Analysis
    Poikolainen K, Leppänen K, Vuori E. Addiction. 97(8), 1037–1040.
    Date: 2002 (archived)