The effects of alcohol outlets and sales on alcohol-related injuries presenting at Emergency Departments in Perth, Australia from 2002 to 2010 - PhD Project

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 2011
  • Expected end date: July 2014
  • Completion date: September 2014
  • Funded by: Self-funded
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The study examined the effects of licensed outlets and alcohol sales on levels of alcohol-related injuries presenting to Emergency Departments in Perth, Western Australia. This retrospective population-based longitudinal study used injury and alcohol availability data. Negative binomial regression modelling with random effects demonstrated that sales per off-premise outlet and counts of on-premise outlets per postcode were significantly associated with alcohol-related injury. These findings also supported restrictions on numbers of outlets, price discounting, and trading hours.

Dr Michelle Hobday
Research Fellow
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Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
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Dr Wenbin Liang
Research Fellow
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Dr Lynn Meuleners
Associate Professor

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Mr Gary Kirby
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Hobday, M., Meuleners, L., Liang, W., Gilmore, W. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (2016). Associations between alcohol outlets and emergency department injury presentations: Effects of distance from the central business district. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40, (1), pp. 43-48. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12492 [RJ1126] View web page

Hobday, M., Chikritzhs, T., N., Liang, W. and Meuleners, L. (2015). The effect of alcohol outlets, sales and trading hours on alcohol-related injuries presenting at emergency departments in Perth, Australia, from 2002 to 2010. Addiction, 110, (12), pp. 1901-1909. DOI: 10.1111/add.13063 [RJ1133] View web page