Online Program

Alcohol and injuries at an emergency room in beijing, China

Monday, November 4, 2013

Yuhui Chen, psychiatry, Anning Hospital of Tianjin City,China, tianjin, China
This study aimed to describe the frequency of alcohol-related injury and the associated risk factors in Beijing. Five hundreds samples were selected using a proportionate sampling design between May 2008 and July 2008. The frequency and risk factors of alcohol-related injuries were assessed by cross-sectional and case-crossover methods, respectively. A total of 498 eligible patients were studied and 14.9% were classified as alcohol-related. The risks of sustaining an injury and a violent injury when alcohol was consumed were 1.75 times greater and 7.5 times greater, respectively. Ordinal logistic regression analysis revealed that only the level of education (OR: 0.591) and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) (OR: 4.167) was associated with alcohol-related violent injury when adjusted for covariates. The frequency of alcohol-related injury was high in injured patients. Alcohol use prior to injury is associated with an increased risk of injury, especially in intentional injury.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
describe the frequency of alcohol-related injury and the associated risk factors in Beijing.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Yuhui Chen,Male,birth date 08-02-1952, a psychiatrist of aning hospital of tianjin city ,china ,
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.