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Gender differences in alcohol consumption among middle-aged and older adults in Australia, the United States and Korea

French, Davina J; Sargent-Cox, Kerry A; Kim, Sarang; Anstey, Kaarin

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OBJECTIVES: To compare gender differences in alcohol use and the socioeconomic correlates of at-risk drinking among middle-aged and older adults in Australia, the United States (US) and South Korea. METHOD: Data were drawn from large nationally representative surveys of people aged 45 years and older, collected in 2006. RESULTS: Rates of any drinking and at-risk drinking (>14 US standard drinks/week) were higher for males than females in all countries and these gender differences were largest...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11930
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (early view)
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12227

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