Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland

G. David Batty, Abita Bhaskar, Carol Emslie, Michaela Benzeval, Geoff Der, Heather Lewars, Kate Hunt

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    Abstract

    The aim of this research was to examine gender differentials in the association between life course socioeconomic disadvantage and the risk of exceeding internationally recognised weekly and daily guidelines for ‘sensible’ alcohol consumption and problem drinking. A population-representative cohort study of 1,218 men and women from the west of Scotland, UK was conducted. Data on life course socioeconomic position were collected in 1987/1988 (at around 35 years of age). Alcohol consumption patterns (detailed 7-day recall) and problem drinking (CAGE questionnaire) were ascertained in 1990/1992.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-126
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Health
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

    Keywords

    • alcohol
    • public health
    • gender

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