Relatively few studies of drinking among the elderly have been completed despite the growing proportional representation of the elderly in the US population.
This study sought to estimate the prevalence of and to observe whether active or health-oriented lifestyles are associated with heavy drinking among the elderly.
Random-digit dialing telephone interviews were conducted with 2325 Erie County, New York, general population residents aged 60 years or older.
The prevalence of heavy drinking was 6%. Adjusted analyses showed positive associations between heavy drinking and being male, having suburban residency, and currently using cigarettes.
Negative relationships were observed between heavy drinking and socioeconomic status, rural residency, and degree of health orientation.
Age and level of active lifestyle were not significant contributors to the model.
Of the studied variables, health orientation offers the greastest opportunity to address heavy drinking among the elderly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Ethanol, Vieillard, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Mode de vie, Démographie, Facteur risque, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Ethanol, Elderly, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Life habit, Demography, Risk factor, New York, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 10/04/1997.