To what extent is female alcohol dependence and abuse known in the health care sytem ? The use of multi-source information in a Swedish population survey.
In a multi-purpose two-phase general population survey of female alcoholism/alcohol problems, unknown alcohol dependence and abuse (ADA) was estimated with interviews and by search of medical and National Insurance Office records.
Firstly, 3130 subjects received a screening questionnaire and, secondly, a stratified selection of 399 women were interviewed.
A total of 56 subjects received a diagnosis of ADA in interview and four due to other information.
Lifetime prevalence of ADA was 3.3%. A total of 63.6% of the diagnosed women 45-65 years of age, and 25.9% of the women 25-35 years of age, were known in these records.
Corresponding rates for women with alcohol dependence were 71.4% and 30.8%, respectively.
Record information reveals a lack of attention to ADA from several physicians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Dépendance, Diagnostic, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Femme, Homme, Enquête, Médecin généraliste, Dépistage, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Dependence, Diagnosis, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Woman, Human, Inquiry, General practitioner, Medical screening
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0172962
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 199608.