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Demographic and substance use factors associated with non-violent alcohol-related injuries among patrons of Australian night-time entertainment districts

Coomber, Kerri, Mayshak, Richelle, Hyder, Shannon, Droste, Nicolas, Curtis, Ashlee, Pennay, Amy, Gilmore, William, Lam, Tina, Chikritzhs, Tanya and Miller, Peter G 2017, Demographic and substance use factors associated with non-violent alcohol-related injuries among patrons of Australian night-time entertainment districts, International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 14, no. 1, Special issue: alcohol and health, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.3390/ijerph14010075.

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Title Demographic and substance use factors associated with non-violent alcohol-related injuries among patrons of Australian night-time entertainment districts
Author(s) Coomber, Kerri
Mayshak, RichelleORCID iD for Mayshak, Richelle orcid.org/0000-0003-2075-9447
Hyder, Shannon
Droste, Nicolas
Curtis, AshleeORCID iD for Curtis, Ashlee orcid.org/0000-0001-9182-2840
Pennay, Amy
Gilmore, William
Lam, Tina
Chikritzhs, Tanya
Miller, Peter GORCID iD for Miller, Peter G orcid.org/0000-0002-6896-5437
Journal name International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Season Special issue: alcohol and health
Article ID 75
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher MDPI AG
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2017-01-12
ISSN 1661-7827
1660-4601
Keyword(s) alcohol
injury
intoxication
licensed venues
patron interviews
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Emergency-room
Past behaviour
Nightlife settings
Future behaviour
Binge drinking
Consumption
Level
Metaanalysis
Aggression
Prevalence
Summary This study examined the relationship between patron demographics, substance use, and experience of recent alcohol-related accidents and injuries that were not due to interpersonal violence in night-time entertainment districts. Cross-sectional interviews (n = 4016) were conducted around licensed venues in entertainment districts of five Australian cities. Demographic factors associated with non-violent alcohol-related injuries were examined, including gender, age, and occupation. The association between substance use on the night of interview; blood alcohol concentration (BAC), pre-drinking, energy drink consumption, and illicit drug use; and experience of injury was also explored. Thirteen percent of participants reported an alcohol-related injury within the past three months. Respondents aged younger than 25 years were significantly more likely to report an alcohol-related injury. Further, a significant occupation effect was found indicating the rate of alcohol-related injury was lower in managers/professionals compared to non-office workers. The likelihood of prior alcohol-related injury significantly increased with BAC, and self-reported pre-drinking, energy drink, or illicit drug consumption on the night of interview. These findings provide an indication of the demographic and substance use-related associations with alcohol-related injuries and, therefore, potential avenues of population-level policy intervention. Policy responses to alcohol-related harm must also account for an assessment and costing of non-violent injuries.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14010075
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090706

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