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Lifecourse Socioeconomic predictors of midlife drinking patterns, problems and abstention: Findings from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study

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


Background: Research suggests that outcomes associated with drinking may differ depending upon patterns of consumption, drinking related symptoms and social problems. This paper investigated socioeconomic predictors (measuring multiple indices, period and consistency of disadvantage) of midlife drinking patterns. Methods: Socioeconomic information from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study (n = 9146) included: manual socioeconomic position and owner/buyer residential tenure (7, 11, 16, 33 and 42...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.01.014


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