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Alcohol Policies and Motor Vehicle Injury Fatalities Among Underage Youth in the United States

01 Feb 2016

Motor vehicle injuries (MVIs) are a leading cause of death among youth in the United States. Several state alcohol policies have been linked to reduced alcohol-related MVI mortality. However, most studies to date have examined the influence of single policies rather than states’ overall alcohol policy environments, which include multiple policies directed at reducing alcohol consumption or impaired driving, and those that are population-oriented or youth-specific. We examined the relationship between states' alcohol policy environments and alcohol-related MVI fatalities among underage youth.

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