To test the relationship between alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality.
Yearly mortality rates and per capita consumption from 25 European countries between 1982 and 1990.
This paper employs time-series cross-sectional data to model the relationships between alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality.
The data are derived from 25 European countries in the 1980s.
The statistical analyses controlling cross-sectional correlation and timewise autoregression were used to implement the econometric modelling.
Increases (decreases) in the per capita consumption of 1 litre of pure alcohol were associated with increases (decreases) of 1.3% in all-cause mortality rates.
The beverage-specific analyses indicated a significant relationship between consumption of beer and all-cause mortality only.
The data show that per capita alcohol consumption, according to reported levels in Europe, is related to all-cause mortality and is thus of relevance to public health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethanol, Toxicité, Consommation, Mortalité, Homme, Facteur risque, Europe, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethanol, Toxicity, Consumption, Mortality, Human, Risk factor, Europe, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0485987
Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 19/02/1999.