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Clusters within a general adult population of alcohol abstainers

Cryer, Colin, Saunders, Jean, Jenkins, Linda M., Neale, H., Cook, A.C., Peters, Timothy J. (2001) Clusters within a general adult population of alcohol abstainers. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30 (4). pp. 756-765. ISSN 0300-5771. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:8830)

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Abstract

Background Our previous study found that alcohol abstainers use acute services more and preventative services less than safe level drinkers. The observed relationships between four categories of alcohol consumption and service use were J-shaped for acute services and inverted J-shaped for preventive services. The aim of this paper was to further investigate these relationships.

Conclusions The J- and inverted J-shaped relationships between alcohol consumption and service use, are partly explained by a subgroup of abstainers who are older, of less good health, and who use hospital, clinic, and domiciliary healthcare services much more than safe level drinkers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: alcohol drinking; temperance; health status; health surveys; health care surveys
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008 13:24 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8830 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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