William Kerr

Summary

Affiliation: Alcohol Research Group
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Examining alcohol's contribution to the US African-American/White cirrhosis mortality differential from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 48:605-12. 2013
  2. pmc Are the 1976-1985 birth cohorts heavier drinkers? Age-period-cohort analyses of the National Alcohol Surveys 1979-2010
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Chritie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 108:1038-48. 2013
  3. pmc U.S. alcohol affordability and real tax rates, 1950-2011
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:459-64. 2013
  4. pmc Understanding standard drinks and drinking guidelines
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:200-5. 2012
  5. ncbi Population-level relationships between alcohol consumption measures and Ischemic Heart Disease mortality in U.S. time-series
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1913-9. 2007
  6. pmc Per capita alcohol consumption and suicide mortality in a panel of US states from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 30:473-80. 2011
  7. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in all-cause mortality risk according to alcohol consumption patterns in the national alcohol surveys
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:769-78. 2011
  8. pmc Per capita alcohol consumption and ischemic heart disease mortality in a panel of US states from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 106:313-22. 2011
  9. pmc Alcohol content variation of bar and restaurant drinks in Northern California
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:1623-9. 2008
  10. pmc Relationship of life-course drinking patterns to diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension among those 40 and older in the 2005 U.S. National Alcohol Survey
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:515-25. 2010

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Examining alcohol's contribution to the US African-American/White cirrhosis mortality differential from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 48:605-12. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Are the 1976-1985 birth cohorts heavier drinkers? Age-period-cohort analyses of the National Alcohol Surveys 1979-2010
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Chritie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 108:1038-48. 2013
    ..To estimate age-period-cohort models predicting alcohol volume, heavy drinking and beverage-specific alcohol volume in order to evaluate whether the 1976-1985 birth cohorts drink relatively heavily...
  3. pmc U.S. alcohol affordability and real tax rates, 1950-2011
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:459-64. 2013
    ..The affordability of alcoholic beverages, determined by the relationship of prices to incomes, may be an important factor in relation to heavy drinking, but little is known about how affordability has changed over time...
  4. pmc Understanding standard drinks and drinking guidelines
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 31:200-5. 2012
    ..This paper reviews published research on the ability of consumers to utilise information about the alcohol content of beverages when expressed in different forms, for example in standard drinks or units versus percentage alcohol content...
  5. ncbi Population-level relationships between alcohol consumption measures and Ischemic Heart Disease mortality in U.S. time-series
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1913-9. 2007
    ..Population-level relationships could be in either direction and previous studies have found mixed results...
  6. pmc Per capita alcohol consumption and suicide mortality in a panel of US states from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 30:473-80. 2011
    ..This study utilises a panel of time-series measures from the US states to estimate the effects of changes in current and lagged alcohol sales on suicide mortality risk...
  7. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in all-cause mortality risk according to alcohol consumption patterns in the national alcohol surveys
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:769-78. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Per capita alcohol consumption and ischemic heart disease mortality in a panel of US states from 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 106:313-22. 2011
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  9. pmc Alcohol content variation of bar and restaurant drinks in Northern California
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:1623-9. 2008
    ..To estimate the average of and sources of variation in the alcohol content of drinks served on premise in 10 Northern Californian counties...
  10. pmc Relationship of life-course drinking patterns to diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension among those 40 and older in the 2005 U.S. National Alcohol Survey
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:515-25. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to estimate relationships between life-course drinking patterns and the risks of self-reported diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension...
  11. pmc Age-period-cohort modelling of alcohol volume and heavy drinking days in the US National Alcohol Surveys: divergence in younger and older adult trends
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 104:27-37. 2009
    ..The decomposition of trends in alcohol volume and heavy drinking days into age, period, cohort and demographic effects offers an important perspective on the dynamics of change in alcohol use patterns in the United States...
  12. pmc Differences in the measured alcohol content of drinks between black, white and Hispanic men and women in a US national sample
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 104:1503-11. 2009
    ..To measure and describe drink alcohol content differences between Hispanic, non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black men and women in the United States...
  13. pmc Large drinks are no mistake: glass size, not shape, affects alcoholic beverage drink pours
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 28:360-5. 2009
    ..Alcohol content in drinks has been shown to be variable. This study evaluates claims regarding the effects of glass size and glass shape on the amount of alcohol served in on-premise drinks...
  14. ncbi Distribution of alcohol consumption and expenditures and the impact of improved measurement on coverage of alcohol sales in the 2000 National Alcohol Survey
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, Calilfornia 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1714-22. 2007
    ..Using the new measures, we examined their distributions by estimating the proportion of mean intake, heavy drinking days, and alcohol expenditures among drinkers grouped by volume...
  15. pmc Categorizing US state drinking practices and consumption trends
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:269-83. 2010
    ..Analyses of relationships between beer and spirits series for states within groups as compared to those in different groups failed to clearly indicate group cohesiveness...
  16. ncbi The average ethanol content of beer in the U.S. and individual states: estimates for use in aggregate consumption statistics
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, California 94709 2130, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:70-4. 2003
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  17. ncbi Age, period and cohort influences on beer, wine and spirits consumption trends in the US National Alcohol Surveys
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 99:1111-20. 2004
    ..To estimate the separate influences of age, period and cohort on the consumption of beer wine and spirits in the United States...
  18. ncbi National and state estimates of the mean ethanol content of beer sold in the US and their impact on per capita consumption estimates: 1988 to 2001
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:1524-32. 2004
    ..To address the lack of empirically based estimates of beer ethanol content, we have calculated national estimates for the years 1988 to 2001 and state-specific estimates for 1993 to 2001...
  19. ncbi A drink is a drink? Variation in the amount of alcohol contained in beer, wine and spirits drinks in a US methodological sample
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:2015-21. 2005
    ..Empirically based estimates of the mean alcohol content of beer, wine and spirits drinks from a national sample of US drinkers are not currently available...
  20. ncbi The alcohol content of wine consumed in the US and per capita consumption: new estimates reveal different trends
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:516-22. 2006
    ..To estimate the mean percentage alcohol content by volume (%ABV) for wine sold in the US and in each state for the years 1962 to 2002, and to apply these to per capita wine sales for the years 1970 to 2002...
  21. ncbi Age-period-cohort influences on trends in past year marijuana use in the US from the 1984, 1990, 1995 and 2000 National Alcohol Surveys
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, 2000 Hearst Ave, Suite 300, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 86:132-8. 2007
    ..However, no studies have utilized data on current consumption in multiple cross-sectional surveys to estimate these factors...
  22. ncbi Estimates of the mean alcohol concentration of the spirits, wine, and beer sold in the United States and per capita consumption: 1950 to 2002
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1583-91. 2006
    ..Estimates of per capita consumption of alcohol in the United States require estimates of the mean alcohol content by volume (%ABV) of the beer, wine, and spirits sold to convert beverage volume to gallons of pure alcohol...
  23. ncbi How many drinks does it take you to feel drunk? Trends and predictors for subjective drunkenness
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Addiction 101:1428-37. 2006
    ..To describe and model the sources of the variation and trends in the meaning of subjective drunkenness...
  24. pmc Externalities from alcohol consumption in the 2005 US National Alcohol Survey: implications for policy
    Thomas K Greenfield
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:3205-24. 2009
    ..Being unmarried, older, white and ever having monthly heavy drinking or alcohol problems was associated with more alcohol externalities. Publicizing external costs of drinking could elevate political will for effective alcohol controls...
  25. pmc Twenty-one-year trends and correlates of pressure to change drinking
    Douglas L Polcin
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:705-15. 2012
    ..The prevalence and correlates of these informal pressures have been minimally studied...
  26. pmc Missed and inconsistent classification of current drinkers: results from the 2005 US National Alcohol Survey
    Lorraine T Midanik
    Public Health Institute, Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, CA, USA
    Addiction 108:348-55. 2013
    ..This study compares current 12-month drinkers who do not report drinking in the last 30 days with current drinkers who drank in the last 30 days and assesses possible misclassification errors from use of a 30-day consumption measure...
  27. pmc Energy intake estimates of respondent-measured alcoholic beverages
    Jennifer Tujague
    Center for Weight and Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 44:34-41. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to demonstrate a methodology for estimating detailed energy intake from alcoholic beverages...
  28. pmc Not all drinks are created equal: implications for alcohol assessment in India
    Madhabika B Nayak
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:713-8. 2008
    ..There is sparse literature on drink alcohol content in developing countries. This study documented detailed information on drink sizes and ethanol content of alcoholic beverages consumed in three different parts of India...
  29. pmc Alcohol-related injury and driving while intoxicated: a risk function analysis of two alcohol-related events in the 2000 and 2005 National Alcohol Surveys
    Cheryl J Cherpitel
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:168-74. 2010
    ..National population data on risk of alcohol-related injury or driving while intoxicated (DWI) are scarce...
  30. ncbi Accuracy of photographs to capture respondent-defined drink size
    Lee Ann Kaskutas
    Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, California 94608 1010, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:605-10. 2008
    ..This article studied the validity of photographs of glasses to assess drink size...
  31. pmc Alcohol measurement methodology in epidemiology: recent advances and opportunities
    Thomas K Greenfield
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    Addiction 103:1082-99. 2008
    ..To review and discuss measurement issues in survey assessment of alcohol consumption for epidemiological studies...
  32. pmc Alcohol and liver cirrhosis mortality in the United States: comparison of methods for the analyses of time-series panel data models
    Yu Ye
    Alcohol Research Group, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:108-15. 2011
    ..To explore various model specifications in estimating relationships between liver cirrhosis mortality rates and per capita alcohol consumption in aggregate-level cross-section time-series data...
  33. ncbi Moderate alcohol use and reduced mortality risk: systematic error in prospective studies and new hypotheses
    Kaye Middleton Fillmore
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:S16-23. 2007
    ..We explore the history of this hypothesis, examine challenges to our meta-analysis, and discuss options for future research...
  34. ncbi Tracking alcohol consumption over time
    Thomas K Greenfield
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, California, USA
    Alcohol Res Health 27:30-8. 2003
    ..If these requirements are met, the regular collection of data on aspects of alcohol consumption will greatly increase researchers' understanding of the forces influencing a population's alcohol consumption and its consequences...
  35. pmc Are you going to finish that drink?
    William C Kerr
    Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, California 94608, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:475-81. 2010
    ..This research was supported by grant P-30-A05595 to the Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)...
  36. ncbi Pancreatitis mortality and population level alcohol consumption: taking the science a step forward
    William C Kerr
    Addiction 99:1231-2. 2004
  37. ncbi Stability of alcohol consumption over time: evidence from three longitudinal surveys from the United States
    William C Kerr
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 63:325-33. 2002
    ..The results will aid in the interpretation of studies that assess consumption at one point only...
  38. ncbi The average ethanol content of beer in the U.S. and individual state: estimates for use in aggregate consumption statistics
    William C Kerr
    J Stud Alcohol 64:439-40. 2003
  39. ncbi Changes in drinking status, serious illness and mortality
    Kaye Middleton Fillmore
    Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0612, San Francisco, California 94143 0612, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:278-85. 2003
    ..We studied the relationship of drinking and abstaining with all-cause mortality in a two-measurement-point prospective study to assess the importance of drinking change versus stability among the healthy and seriously ill...
  40. doi Debate: alcohol and coronary heart disease
    Kaye Middleton Fillmore
    Am J Med 121:e25. 2008

Research Grants5

  1. Methodologies for Improving Measurement of Alcohol Consumption and Problems
    William Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Results will be disseminated to researchers, practitioners and the public...
  2. Alcohol Consumption & Mortality in the US 1950-2000
    William Kerr; Fiscal Year: 2009
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