- New tool to identify and show alcohol harm trends in Australia

A new tool developed by NDRI researchers to identify and show alcohol harm trends is now available online at

The Australian alcohol-attributable harm visualisation tool (alcohol harm tool) is part of the National Alcohol Indicators Project (NAIP) - a nationally coordinated project led by the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University. The aim of NAIP is to track and report on trends in alcohol-related harm in Australia at national, state and local levels.

The new online alcohol harm tool provides an instant, interactive way to identify trends in alcohol-attributable hospitalisations and deaths, create maps of alcohol-attributable harm in Australia, and compare counts and rates in bar charts.

Counts and rates of alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisations are based on the alcohol aetiologic fraction (AAF) method for quantifying alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisations using the latest Burden of Disease Methods. The alcohol harm tool provides information on counts and rates of alcohol-attributable harm by age group, sex, state, metro and non-metro areas and wholly and partially attributable conditions. Currently, trends in alcohol-attributable hospitalisations can be plotted between 2004 – 2012 and trends in alcohol-attributable deaths can be created for the years 2006 – 2015.

Visit for more information and to use the tool.

Posted on: 8 Apr 2019

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