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Alcohol consumption in a community sample of older people

Dent, Owen; Grayson, David A; Waite, Louise; Cullen, John; Creasey, Helen; Broe, G Anthony


Objective: To examine the prevalence and pattern of alcohol use among community-living elderly Australians. Methods: A survey was conducted of randomly selected non-institutionalised people aged 75 years and older living in the inner western suburbs of Sydney. Personal interviews by trained interviewers covered background demographic information and self-reported alcohol use. Results: 72% of men and 54% of women drank alcohol. The median usual daily volume of ethanol consumed by drinkers was 10...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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