Using a Syndromic Approach to Study Health Impact and Risk Factors of Alcohol Intoxication in Reunion Island


In Reunion Island, alcohol is the most experienced psychoactive substance [1]. Alcohol consumption is characterized by a massive ingestion of hard liquor and an early experimentation. Health consequences are significant: a high annual incidence of fetal alcohol syndromes [2] and a higher premature mortality than in France mainland [1]. Reunion island is one the French regions most affected by addictive behaviors related to alcohol. However, existing data are insufficient concerning the current health impact and associated factors.


Describe the emergency departments' visits for alcohol intoxication (AI) in Reunion Island and factors associated with their variations.

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September, 2013

May 02, 2019

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