Drug Alcohol Depend 2021 Jun 30;226:108877. Epub 2021 Jun 30.
Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; ICES, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Introduction: Little detailed sociodemographic information is available about how alcohol use and associated health care visits have changed during COVID-19. Therefore, we assessed how rates of emergency department (ED) visits due to alcohol have changed during COVID-19 by age and sex and for individuals living in urban and rural settings and low and high-income neighborhoods.
Methods: Our cohort included 13,660,516 unique Ontario residents between the ages of 10-105. Read More