The aim of this study was to estimate, among college students ages 18-24, the numbers of alcohol-related unintentional injury deaths and other problems over the period from 1998 through 2005. The analysis integrated data on 18- to 24-year-olds and college students from each of the following data sources: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Injury Mortality Data, National Coroner Studies, census and college enrollment data, the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the College Alcohol Study.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Alcohol-Related Mortality and Morbidity Among U.S. College Students Ages 18-24, 1998-2005 created by Ralph W. Hingson, Sc.D., M.P.H., and Wenxing Zha, Ph.D. and Elissa R. Weitzman, Sc.D., M.Sc.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009
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Ralph W. Hingson, Sc.D., M.P.H., and Wenxing Zha, Ph.D.
Ralph W. Hingson and Wenxing Zha are with the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Elissa R. Weitzman, Sc.D., M.Sc.
Elissa R. Weitzman is with the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston; the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol-related mortality and morbidity among U.S. college students. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the method employed by researchers examining alcohol-related mortality and morbidity among U.S. college students.
Explain study results, including rates among college students of heavy episodic drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Discuss rates of total alcohol-related unintentional injury deaths among college students, other alcohol-related health problems, and identified trends.
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