Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-1-2011

Publication Source

Substance Use & Misuse

Volume

46

Issue

13

Start Page

1592

Last Page

1603

DOI

10.3109/10826084.2011.604371

Abstract

A case-control study of 149 intentionally self-inflicted gun injury cases (including completed gun suicides) and 302 population-based controls was conducted from 2003 to 2006 in a major US city. Two focal independent variables, acute alcohol consumption and alcohol outlet availability, were measured. Conditional logistic regression was adjusted for confounding variables. Gun suicide risk to individuals in areas of high alcohol outlet availability was less than the gun suicide risk they incurred from acute alcohol consumption, especially to excess. This corroborates prior work but also uncovers new information about the relationships between acute alcohol consumption, alcohol outlets, and gun suicide. Study limitations and implications are discussed.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Substance Use & Misuse on 2011, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10826084.2011.604371

Keywords

Alcohol Drinking, Case-Control Studies, Commerce, Female, Firearms, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Suicide, Wounds, Gunshot

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Date Posted: 08 July 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.