National Alcohol Indicators Project (NAIP)

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Current
  • Start date: September 1998
  • Expected end date: July 2019
  • Completion date:
  • Funded by: AGDH
  • Lead organisation:

The National Alcohol Indicators Project is a nationally coordinated project aimed at tracking and reporting on trends in alcohol-related harm in Australia at national, state and local levels. One of the main objectives of the project is to develop a set of indicators for the continual monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of state and national alcohol policies.

The NAIP succeeded in establishing a set of 5 major indicators of alcohol related harm: alcohol-attributable mortality and morbidity, alcohol related road crashes, self-reported patterns of drinking, per capita alcohol consumption and alcohol-related violence. Substantial efforts have been made to develop and improve the underlying methodologies for all indicators. These are now well-established as are systems for collecting and reporting these data.

Sixteen statistical bulletins and one report have been published so far, these can be found here

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location

Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Professor
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1609
t.n.chikritzhs@curtin.edu.au
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Lensvelt, E., Gilmore, W., Liang, W., Sherk, A. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2018). Estimated alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisations in Australia, 2004 to 2015. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 16. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [R323] Download PDF Abstract

Lensvelt, E., Gilmore, W., Gordon, E., Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2016). Trends in estimated alcohol-attributable assault hospitalisations in Australia 2003/04 to 2012/13. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 15. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [R291] Download PDF Abstract

Lensvelt, E., Liang, W., Gilmore, W., Gordon, E., Hobday, M. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2016). Effect of the Australian ‘alcopops tax’ on alcohol-related emergency department presentations for injury in two states. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, (5), pp. 730-739. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2016.77.730 [RJ1159] View web page

Lensvelt, E., Gilmore, W., Gordon, E., Hobday, M., Liang, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2015). Trends in estimated alcohol-related emergency department presentations in Australia, 2005-06 to 2011-12. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 14. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth. [R279] Download PDF

Pascal, R., Gilmore, W., Broyd, A., Lensvelt, E. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2014). Trends in estimated alcohol attributable deaths in Australia, 1996-2010: Liver cancer, alcoholic liver disease and colorectal cancer. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 13. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth. [R273] Download PDF

Chikritzhs, T., N. (2009). Tools for policy and prevention: The Australian National Alcohol Indicators Project (NAIP). Contemporary Drug Problems, 36, pp. 607-624. [RJ723] Abstract

Pascal, R., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Jones, P. (2009). Trends in estimated alcohol attributable deaths and hospitalisations in Australia, 1996-2005. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No.12. [R237] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N. and Pascal, R. (2005). Trends in alcohol consumption and related harms for Australians aged 65 to 74 years (the 'young old'), 1990-2003. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 8. [R193] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N. and Pascal, R. (2005). Trends in alcohol consumption and related harms for Australians aged 75 to 84 years (the 'older-old'), 1990-2003. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 9. [R192] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N. and Pascal, R. (2005). Trends in alcohol consumption and related harms for Australians aged 85 years and older (the 'old-old'), 1990-2003. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 10. [R191] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N. and Pascal, R. (2004). Trends in Youth Alcohol Consumption and Related Harms in Australian Jurisdictions, 1990–2002. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 6. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R179] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N., Pascal, R. and Jones, P. (2004). Under-aged drinking among 14-17 year olds and related harms in Australia. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 7. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R183] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N. (2003). Drinking and alcohol-related harm: An Australia story. CentreLines, (11). pp. 3. [UJ115] Download PDF

Chikritzhs, T., N., Catalano, P., Stockwell, T., R., Donath, S., Ngo, H., T., Young, D., J. and Matthews, S. (2003). Australian Alcohol Indicators, 1990-2001; patterns of alcohol use and related harms for Australian states and territories. National Drug Research Institute and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc. National Drug Research Institute, Perth, Western Australia. [R163] Download PDF

Chikritzhs, T., N., Stockwell, T., R., Jonas, H., Stevenson, C., Cooper-Stanbury, M., Donath, S., Single, E. and Catalano, P. (2002). Towards a standardised methodology for estimating alcohol-caused death, injury and illness in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26, (5), pp. 443-450. [RJ396]

Chikritzhs, T., N., Unwin, L., Codde, J., Catalano, P. and Stockwell, T., R. (2002). Alcohol-related codes: Mapping ICD-9 to ICD-10. National Drug Research Institute. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1 74067 1872 [T128] Abstract

Heale, P., Chikritzhs, T., N., Jonas, H., Stockwell, T., R. and Dietze, P. (2002). Estimated alcohol-caused deaths in Australia, 1990-1997. Drug and Alcohol Review, 21, (2), pp. 121-129. [RJ385]

Matthews, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Catalano, P., Stockwell, T., R. and Donath, S. (2002). Trends in alcohol-related violence in Australia, 1991/92-1999/00. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 5. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R148] Download PDF Abstract

Catalano, P., Chikritzhs, T., N., Stockwell, T., R., Webb, M., Dietze, P. and Rohlin, C. (2001). Trends in per capita alcohol consumption in Australia, 1990/91-1998/99, Monograph No. 4. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1 74067 082 5 [M37] Abstract

Catalano, P., Chikritzhs, T., N., Stockwell, T., R., Webb, M., Rohlin, C. and Dietze, P. (2001). Trends in per capita alcohol consumption in Australia, 1990/91 - 1998/99. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 4. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R110] Download PDF Abstract

Stockwell, T., R., Heale, P., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Catalano, P. (2001). Patterns of alcohol consumption in Australia. National Alcohol Indicators Project Technical Report No. 3. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology., Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1 74067 0663 [T108] Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N., Jonas, H., Heale, P., Stockwell, T., R., Dietze, P. and Hanlin, K. (2000). National Alcohol Indicators Project Technical Report No. 1: Alcohol-caused deaths and hospitalisations in Australia, 1990-1997. National Drug Research Institute. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1 86342 907 7 [T100] Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N., Stockwell, T., R., Heale, P., Dietze, P. and Webb, M. (2000). National Alcohol Indicators Project Technical Report No. 2: Trends in alcohol-related road injury, 1990-1997. National Drug Research Institute. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1-86342-927-1 [T104] Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N., Stockwell, T., R., Heale, P., Dietze, P. and Webb, M. (2000). Trends in alcohol-related road injury in Australia, 1990-1997. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 2. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R107] Download PDF Abstract

Heale, P., Stockwell, T., R., Dietze, P., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Catalano, P. (2000). Patterns of alcohol consumption in Australia, 1998. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 3. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R108] Download PDF Abstract

Chikritzhs, T., N., Jonas, H., Heale, P., Dietze, P., Hanlin, K. and Stockwell, T., R. (1999). Alcohol-caused deaths and hospitalisations in Australia, 1990-1997. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 1. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R106] Download PDF Abstract