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Table 1 Contextual background of the 14 municipalities in comparison with Sweden

From: Alcohol environment, gender and nonfatal injuries in young people. An ecological study of fourteen Swedish municipalities (2000–2005)

Socio-demographic background Mean (SD)* Range** Sweden
Annual total population (per 1,000 inhabitants) 18 (13) 5 – 49 8800
Population of young people (0–24 years) (%) 33 (1) 27 – 31 31
Population living in the urban area (%) 68 (12) 42 – 85 80
Children living in a household with social welfare (%) 6 (2) 3 – 12 18
Alcohol context
Density of restaurants and bars licensed to serve alcohol per 10,000 inhabitants§ (local alcohol access) 13 (5) 8 – 26 14
Litres of 100% alcohol sold per 10,000 inhabitants 15 years and older§ (per capita alcohol consumption) 4 (1) 3 – 5 5
Driving under the influence of alcohol (per 10,000 inhabitants) 14 (3) 9 – 18 17
Registered crimes against alcohol laws¥ (per 10,000 inhabitants). 17 (4) 11 – 26 4
Alcohol intoxication, women 15-24y (per 10,000) 18 (6) 10 – 28 19
Alcohol intoxication, men 15-24y (per 10,000) 22 (7) 10 – 36 20
Injury context
Mean annual fatal injury rate among females (per 10,000) 4 (1) 2 – 6 3
Mean annual fatal injury rate among males (per 10,000) 7 (2) 4 – 10 7
  1. * Mean is the annual mean from the 14 municipalities and from the years under study (2000–2005). (SD) is the standard deviation from the mean.
  2. ** Range is the description of the lowest and the highest mean value from the years 2000 to 2005 between the municipalities under study.
  3. § Alcohol sold in the Swedish state-owned alcohol retail monopoly.
  4. ¥ Crimes against alcohol laws related to production, sale and consumption of illegal alcohol.