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Binge drinking and alcohol prices: a systematic review of age-related results from econometric studies, natural experiments and field studies

Overview of attention for article published in Health Economics Review, February 2015
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Title
Binge drinking and alcohol prices: a systematic review of age-related results from econometric studies, natural experiments and field studies
Published in
Health Economics Review, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13561-014-0040-4
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Authors

Jon P Nelson

Abstract

Heavy episodic ("binge") drinking of alcohol has serious public health implications, especially for youth and young adults. Previous summaries and surveys have failed to address in a comprehensive manner the effects of alcohol prices on binge drinking by gender or age group. A qualitative systematic review is performed for effects of alcohol prices (or tax surrogates) on binge drinking for three age groups: youth, young adults, and adults. Outcomes examined include binge participation, intensity and frequency. Criteria for data collection and potential sources of bias are discussed, including adequacy of price data. Price-binge relationships are judged using a 95% confidence interval (p ≤ 0.05) for statistical significance. Fifty-six relevant econometric studies were found, with studies and results distributed equally among three age groups. Also found were five natural experiments for tax reductions and six field studies. Null results or mixed results are found in more than half of the studies. The body of evidence indicates that binge drinkers are not highly-responsive to increased prices. Non-responsiveness holds generally for younger and older drinkers and for male and female binge drinkers alike. A limitation of the current literature is that results are only available for higher-income countries. Increased alcohol taxes or prices are unlikely to be effective as a means to reduce binge drinking, regardless of gender or age group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 1 2%
France 1 2%
Unknown 55 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 11 19%
Researcher 11 19%
Student > Master 11 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 8 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 19%
Social Sciences 8 14%
Psychology 6 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 11 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 June 2021.
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