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Changes in Alcohol-Related Harm after Alcohol Policy Changes in Denmark.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature94189
Source
Eur Addict Res. 2009 Sep 18;15(4):224-231
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-18-2009
Author
BloomfieldKim
RossowIngeborg
NorströmThor
Author Affiliation
Center for Alcohol and Drug Research, Copenhagen Division, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Source
Eur Addict Res. 2009 Sep 18;15(4):224-231
Date
Sep-18-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Objectives: This paper examines changes in alcohol-related harm in Denmark between 2003 and 2005 after changes in alcohol policies were introduced between 2003 and 2005. Methods: Interrupted time series analysis was performed with data on violent assaults and hospitalisations for acute alcohol intoxication from 2003 through 2005. Results: A 26% increase in the number of acute alcohol intoxication hospitalisations among people aged 15 years and younger was detected after the tax reduction on spirits. No significant increase in violent assaults and acute intoxication among adults was found. Conclusions: Even modest alcohol price policies can affect more vulnerable population sub-groups such as under-age youth. Policy makers should consider such consequences when forming economic policies that also have public health implications.
PubMed ID
19776587 View in PubMed
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