Updated tool shows alcohol harm trends in Australia

The tool developed by NDRI researchers to identify alcohol harm trends, updated with new data using the latest methods, is available online at alcoholharmtool.info.

The Australian alcohol-attributable harm visualisation tool (alcohol harm tool) is part of the National Alcohol Indicators Project, a nationally coordinated project led by the National Drug Research Institute 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 online alcohol harm tool provides an interactive way to identify trends in Australian alcohol-attributable hospitalisations and deaths using line charts, bar charts and maps.

Counts of alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisations are based on the alcohol aetiologic fraction method for quantifying alcohol-attributable deaths and hospitalisations using the latest methods. The alcohol harm tool provides information on counts and population rates of alcohol-attributable harm by state/territory, metro and non-metro areas, health condition, age group and gender.

Trends in alcohol-attributable hospitalisations and deaths can now be plotted between 2010–2017.

Visit alcoholharmtool.info for more information and to use the tool.

Posted on: 1 Jul 2021

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