The relationship between alcohol consumption patterns and injury

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: October 1995
  • Expected end date: December 1999
  • Completion date: November 2010
  • Funded by: CDHSH
  • Lead organisation:

This case control study will investigate the relationship between injuries and alcohol consumption, particularly the quantity of alcohol taken and the sites in which it was consumed. Changes in this relationship according to season and location will be examined as well as the use of other licit and illicit drugs. Data collection from over 1000 injured people and 800 community controls has been completed.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Margaret Stevens,
  • Chief Investigator: Mike Phillips,
  • Project staff: Roberta McLeod, Curtin University

McLeod, R., Stockwell, T., R., Rooney, R., Stevens, M., A., Phillips, M. and Jelinek, G. (2003). The influence of extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors on the probability of sustaining an injury. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 35, (1), pp. 71-80. [RJ363] Abstract

Stockwell, T., R., McLeod, R., Stevens, M., A., Phillips, M., Webb, M. and Jelinek, G. (2002). Alcohol consumption, setting, gender and activity as predictors of injury: a population-based case-control study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63, (3), pp. 372-379. [RJ369] Abstract

McLeod, R., Stockwell, T., R., Stevens, M., A. and Phillips, M. (2000). The influence of alcohol and drug use, setting and activity on the risk of injury - A case-control study. National Drug Research Institute. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 1-86342-904-2 [T101] Abstract

McLeod, R., Stockwell, T., R., Stevens, M., A. and Phillips, M. (1999). The relationship between alcohol consumption patterns and injury. Addiction, 94, (11), pp. 1719-1734. [RJ306]