Alcohol brand use and injury in the emergency department: A pilot study

David H. Jernigan, Samantha Cukier, Craig Ross, Syed Rafay Ahmed, Andrew Stolbach

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Alcoholic beverage type
  • Alcoholic energy drinks
  • Emergency department
  • Injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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