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Are traffic deaths in Ireland related to alcohol consumption? Restudying a time series model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1741899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The traffic death rate and per capita alcohol consumption in Ireland were found by Walsh to be correlated. However, a more detailed analysis shows that changes in traffic deaths precede changes in alcohol consumption. Therefore, the correlation can not reflect a causal relation. When a speculative variable is included, the relation becomes concurrent. The overall conclusion is that there is no credible evidence for a relation between per capita alcohol consumption and traffic deaths.
H C Joksch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-16     Completed Date:  1992-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mid-America Research Institute, West Hartford, CT 06107.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / mortality*,  trends
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
Ireland / epidemiology
Linear Models*
Time Factors

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