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Drinking histories of self-identified lifetime abstainers and occasional drinkers: Findings from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study

Davidson (previously Caldwell), Tanya; Power, Chris; Clark, C; Stansfeld, Stephen; Rodgers, Bryan


Aims: To investigate the validity of retrospective items used to distinguish people who have rarely or never consumed alcohol. Methods: The 1958 British Birth Cohort Study has followed 9377 individuals until age 45. Previous drinking (at 16, 23, 33 and 42 years) was investigated for two groups of 45-year-old non-drinkers, those reporting never having consumed alcohol ('never drinkers', n = 143, 1.5%), and having only consumed very infrequently ('occasional-only drinkers', n = 1149, 12.3%)....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Alcohol and Alcoholism
DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agl088


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