Alcohol-Related ED Visits and Ohio State Football: Putting the O-H in ETOH

Description: 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), binge drinking causes over half of the 88,000 excessive alcohol use deaths and costs approximately $149 billion dollars annually in the United States. Additionally, excessive alcohol use can increase the risk of many other health problems, including injuries and cancer, placing a large burden on public health. In Franklin County, Ohio, The Ohio State University (OSU) football games are an occasion of binge drinking for the student body and Columbus population alike. The purpose of this study is to determine if the binge drinking population is significantly different during football games.

Objective

Identify any relationship between alcohol-related emergency department visits in Franklin County, Ohio and Ohio State University football games.

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Original Publication Year: 
2015
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2015

August 07, 2017

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