ARG Study on Racial Disparities & Injury Risks

November 30, 2015

Alcohol's negative consequences and harms continue to disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. A recent study from the Alcohol Research Group indicates that although the risks for alcohol-related injury are high for heavy drinkers overall, different risk relationships were found among black and Hispanic populations. The different relationships included elevated risk with less frequent heavy drinking among Hispanic respondents, and very high risk from daily heavy drinking among black respondents.

ARG scientists presented these and other related findings at the 2015 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

View our fact sheet on Alcohol-Related Health Disparities here.