Rising Number of Adolescents and Young Adults Being Hospitalized Due to Binge Drinking on Birthdays

by Kathy Jones on  July 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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Binge drinking by adolescents and young adults on their birthdays could lead to a sharp rise in in-patient/emergency department (ED) hospital admissions, says a new research.
 Rising Number of Adolescents and Young Adults Being Hospitalized Due to Binge Drinking on Birthdays
Rising Number of Adolescents and Young Adults Being Hospitalized Due to Binge Drinking on Birthdays

The research employed Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) intervention analysis to assess whether the rate of ICD-10 alcohol-use-disorder (AUD) events per 1000 in-patient/ED admissions increased significantly during birthday weeks.

According to the study, , the second largest birthday-week spikes among both genders occurred during ages 20-22 years, followed by somewhat lower but still pronounced birthday-week spikes during ages 23-26 years and 30 years.

The study showed an increase in alcohol-related adverse events from drinking around the time of one's birthday among young adults in Canada.

Source: ANI

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