IMPACT OF PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES ON ALCOHOL-ASSOCIATED LIVER DISEASE IN LATIN AMERICA: AN ECOLOGICAL MULTINATIONAL STUDY

PAZMIÑO QUIROZ GALO FERNANDO

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Background and Aims: Alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) is the leading cause of liver-related mortality in Latin America, yet the impact of public health policies (PHP) on liver disease is unknown. We aimed to assess the association between alcohol PHP and deaths due to ALD in Latin American countries. Approach and Results: We performed an ecological multinational study including 20 countries in Latin America (628,466,088 inhabitants). We obtained country-level sociodemographic information from the World Bank Open Data source. Alcohol-related PHP data for countries were obtained from the World Health Organization Global Information System of Alcohol and Health. We constructed generalized linear models to assess the association between the number of PHP (in 2010) and health outcomes (in 2016). In Latin America, the prevalence of obesity was 27% and 26.1% among male and female populations, respectively. The estimated alcohol per capita consumption among the population at 15 years old or older was 6.8 L of pure alcohol (5.6 recorded and 1.2 unrecorded).
Idioma originalInglés
PublicaciónHepatology
EstadoPublicada - 16 jun. 2021
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