Alcohol Brand Use and Injury in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Study

1Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , USA.
Substance Use & Misuse (Impact Factor: 1.23). 08/2013; 49(1-2). DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.817430
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In an urban emergency department on weekend nights in 2010 and 2011, 105 interviews assessed feasibility of collecting alcohol brand consumption data from injured patients who drank within 6 h of presentation, with responses to the orally administered survey specifying 331 alcohol brands recorded on a netbook computer. A Kruskal-Wallis test adjusted for tied ranks assessed demographic differences; confidence intervals were created around comparisons with national brand shares. The study found collection of such information feasible; limitations include comparison of national brand market share data with a local sample of drinkers. Funding was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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