Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      911910 Other federal government public administration
      913910 Other local, municipal and regional public administration
      912910 Other provincial and territorial public administration
      921190 Other General Government Support
      923120 Administration of Public Health Programs
    • Abstract:
      Objectives. To examine the influence of undocumented immigration in the United States on 4 different metrics of drug and alcohol problems: drug arrests, drug overdose fatalities, driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, and DUI deaths. Methods. We combined newly developed state-level estimates of the undocumented population between 1990 and 2014 from the Center for Migration Studies with arrest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports and fatality information from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Underlying Cause of Death database. We used fixed-effects regression models to examine the longitudinal association between increased undocumented immigration and drug problems and drunk driving. Results. Increased undocumented immigration was significantly associated with reductions in drug arrests, drug overdose deaths, and DUI arrests, net of other factors. There was no significant relationship between increased undocumented immigration and DUI deaths. Conclusions. This study provides evidence that undocumented immigration has not increased the prevalence of drug or alcohol problems, but may be associated with reductions in these public health concerns. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    • ISSN:
      0090-0036
    • Accession Number:
      10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884
    • Accession Number:
      124558310
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LIGHT, M. T.; MILLER, T.; KELLY, B. C. Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014. American Journal of Public Health, [s. l.], v. 107, n. 9, p. 1448–1454, 2017. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=124558310. Acesso em: 30 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Light MT, Miller T, Kelly BC. Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014. American Journal of Public Health. 2017;107(9):1448-1454. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884
    • APA:
      Light, M. T., Miller, T., & Kelly, B. C. (2017). Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014. American Journal of Public Health, 107(9), 1448–1454. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Light, Michael T., Ty Miller, and Brian C. Kelly. 2017. “Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014.” American Journal of Public Health 107 (9): 1448–54. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884.
    • Harvard:
      Light, M. T., Miller, T. and Kelly, B. C. (2017) ‘Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014’, American Journal of Public Health, 107(9), pp. 1448–1454. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Light, MT, Miller, T & Kelly, BC 2017, ‘Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014’, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 107, no. 9, pp. 1448–1454, viewed 30 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Light, Michael T., et al. “Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 107, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 1448–1454. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Light, Michael T., Ty Miller, and Brian C. Kelly. “Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014.” American Journal of Public Health 107, no. 9 (September 2017): 1448–54. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303884.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Light MT, Miller T, Kelly BC. Undocumented Immigration, Drug Problems, and Driving Under the Influence in the United States, 1990-2014. American Journal of Public Health [Internet]. 2017 Sep [cited 2020 Nov 30];107(9):1448–54. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=124558310