Alcohol use and misuse in older people: a local prevalence study comparing English and Irish inner-city residents living in the UK

R. Rao, K. Wolff, E. J. Marshall

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Abstract

Background: Alcohol consumption was assessed in English and Irish men and women aged 65 and over, living in an inner-city area of London, UK. Method: Participants were assessed using Quantity/Frequency measures of alcohol use and validated questionnaires (SMAST-G, 10-item AUDIT, SF-36). Results: Sixty subjects with a mean (SD) age of 77.5 (1.2) years were recruited. English subjects showed greater changes between lifetime and last year drinking patterns (chi-square=18.9, d.f.=4, p=0.001). Irish subjects had a significantly higher mean AUDIT score (2.8 vs. 1.0; Mann-Whitney U=225, Z=23.5, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 - 26
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Substance Use
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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