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

Kristen A. Weiss, Andrew Walsh

Abstract


Excessive alcohol use places 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. This study looked at emergency department (ED) registration data for Franklin County, Ohio for the past 5 years that was classified as alcohol-related using EpiCenter. The binge drinking population was found to be significantly different during football games, comprised of younger adults and more females overall. Public Health officials may desire to do more targeted seasonal awareness campaigns to this specific population.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6592



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