This study analyzes National Health Insurance (NHI) cohort database (for years 2002~2013) to estimate the risk of illnesses attributable to drinking. Based on the estimates of risk of illnesses attributable to alcohol, the socioeconomic cost of problematic drinking are calculated.. We find that high-risk drinking significantly increases the relative risk of all alcohol-attributable illnesses and the total socioeconomic costs of alcohol-attributable illnesses amount to KRW 4.6942 trillion.
Ⅰ. Introduction 1 Ⅱ. Illnesses Associated with Alcohol: Literature Survey 5 Ⅲ. Methods for Estimating the Helath Risks & Socioeconomic Costs of Drinking 25 1. Estimating the Risk of Alcohol-Attributable Illnesses 27 2. Estimating the Socioeconomic Costs of Alcohol Consumption 31 Ⅳ. Results 39 1. Risks of Alcohol-Attributable Cancers 41 2. Risks of Alcohol-Attributable Cardiovascular Diseases 44 3. Risks of Other Alcohol-Attributable Illnesses 47 4. Socioeconomic Costs of Alcohol Consumption 48 5. Costs of Alcohol-Attributable Injuries & Suicides 57 V. Conclusion 63 Bibliography 67