Alcohol sales data are essential for good public policies towards alcohol

Hall, Wayne, Chikritzhs, Tanya N., D'abbs, Peter H.N., and Room, Robin G.W. (2008) Alcohol sales data are essential for good public policies towards alcohol. Medical Journal of Australia, 189 (4). pp. 188-189.

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Abstract

[Extract] Australians pay a substantial price for the pleasure they derive from alcohol. According to the latest estimate, on a net basis, alcohol accounts for 2.2% of the total disease burden in Australia. This is marginally more than illicit drugs (2.0%), but alcohol's toll would be even higher if the 3430 deaths of young adults caused by alcohol-related road crashes, accidents, assaults, suicide and other causes were not partially offset by 2345 deaths from heart disease counted (some would argue erroneously) as having been averted by moderate drinking in adults over the age of 65.

Item ID: 24822
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: alcohol policy, substance misuse
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 02:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Inequalities @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse @ 50%
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