Are there gender differences in the geography of alcohol-related mortality in Scotland? An ecological study

Carol Emslie, Richard Mitchell

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    There is growing concern about alcohol-related harm, particularly within Scotland which has some of the highest rates of alcohol-related death in western Europe. There are large gender differences in alcohol-related mortality rates in Scotland and in other countries, but the reasons for these differences are not clearly understood. In this paper, we aimed to address calls in the literature for further research on gender differences in the causes, contexts and consequences of alcohol-related harm. Our primary research question was whether the kind of social environment which tends to produce higher or lower rates of alcohol-related mortality is the same for both men and women across Scotland.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBMC Public Health
    Issue number58
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009



    • gender
    • alcohol
    • mortality
    • Scotland

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