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

Pascal Vilain, Sophie Larrieu, Xavier Combes, Arnaud Bourdé, Pierre-Jean Marianne dit Cassou, Katia Mougin Damour, Yves Jacques-Antoine, Laurent Filleul


In Reunion Island, alcohol is a major public health problem. Syndromic surveillance system based on ED data was used for describe alcohol intoxication visits between 2010-2012 and factors associated with their variations. During the study period, alcohol intoxication was the second leading cause of all visits in ED. Time-series models showed a robust association between ED visits and days of minimum social benefits payment, weekends, public holidays. These results will be transmitted to health authorities in order to orient the public health policies.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *