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Document ID (ISN)66366
CIS number 96-1155
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Webb G.R.
Title A filter model to describe bias in official statistics on alcohol-related injuries
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.27, No.5, p.687-697. 77 ref.
Abstract The described filter model consists of four levels: the total incidence of alcohol-related injuries; the incidence of reported alcohol-related injuries; the incidence of reported alcohol-related injuries where the contribution of alcohol has been correctly identified; and official statistics on alcohol-related injuries. A filtering mechanism between each of the levels allows some of the data to pass through to the next level. The data at each level and the filtering mechanisms which result in progressive loss of data are described. Suggestions are put forward for improving the quality of official statistics on alcohol-related injuries.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; interferences; compilation of statistics; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; accuracy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Statistical methods
Alcohol and drug abuse