Alcohol problems and all-cause mortality in men and women: predictive capacity of a clinical screening tool in a 21-year follow-up of a large, UK-wide, general population-based survey

G. David Batty, Kate Hunt, Carol Emslie, Heather Lewars, Catharine R. Gale

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    Abstract

    While the relation between alcohol consumption and mortality has been well explored, little is known about the link between alcohol problems and mortality in general population-based studies, particularly among women. This was the objective of the present study. In this prospective cohort study, 5333 non-abstaining individuals (2539 women) from the UK-wide Health and Lifestyle Survey (aged 42.9 years at study induction) completed the CAGE questionnaire of alcohol problems and participated in a medical examination in 1984/1985; they were then followed up for mortality experience until 2005.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317–321
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
    Volume66
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

    Keywords

    • mental health
    • alcohol
    • mortality
    • predictive capacity
    • heavy drinking

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