Bouchery EE, Harwood HJ, Sacks JJ, Simon CJ, Brewer RD. Economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in the U.S., 2006. Am J Prev Med 2011(5);41:516–24.
The authors of this 2011 publication identified a computational error related to the estimated cost of underage drinking in the U.S. in 2006. The authors have therefore requested that the following changes be made to their published article. The authors regret these errors and any inconvenience they have caused the readers.
Results in the abstract (page 516): Binge drinking resulted in costs of $170.7 billion (76.4% of the total), underage drinking $24.6 billion (corrected from $27.0 billion), and drinking during pregnancy $5.2 billion. This same correction on the overall cost of underage drinking applies to the last sentence of the first paragraph of the Results section on page 519.
Results on underage drinking (page 520). Overall, 11.0% (corrected from 12.1%) of the economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption was related to underage drinking (Table 1). Lost productivity accounted for 57.6% (corrected from 61.4%) of the costs. The largest share of the productivity losses was related to premature mortality representing 27.6% (corrected from 25.1 %) of all costs associated with underage drinking.
These corrections were reported for Table 1.
This correction was reported for the online Appendix C.
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