This study aimed to assess the health impacts of alcohol consumption in New Zealand in terms of the types of health conditions most affected, the numbers of deaths caused and prevented in a year, and the years of life lost or gained by the population as a result.
The amount of non-fatal disease and disability due to alcohol was also estimated and combined with the information on deaths to produce an overall assessment of the health burden in terms of disability-adjusted life years1 (DALYs) lost. ALAC Occasional Paper No. 23. Online copy only.