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An overview of injuries to adolescents and young adults related to substance use: data from Canadian emergency departments
CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care
Objective: Alcohol is a significant risk factor for injury, and is one of the leading causes of death, disability and premature mortality among young Canadians. This paper provides an overview of alcohol-related injury among adolescents and young adults presenting to Canadian emergency departments (EDs). Methods: We reviewed records from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database during the 4-year period between 2000 and 2003. We included individuals younger than 25doi:10.1017/s1481803500011374 fatcat:okyrj63ymvgtri3kjerr65frja