In studying the alcohol-morbidity association, a substantial amount of attention and efforts has been focused on volume of alcohol intake.
Considerably less is known about the differential health effects of beverage types.
The present study used a most recent national household survey of the U.S. general population on drinking practices, alcohol use disorders, and their associated disabilities.
The prevalence of a broad range of alcohol-related diseases was examined with respect to preferred beverage type, as well as consumption level.
Our findings showed a reduced health risk associated with beer and wine drinking for a number of physical disorders, and a somewhat favorable cardiovascular effect of these two beverage types in relation to abstention.
Among preferrers of beer, wine, and liquor, the results indicate that liquor preference is associated with elevated morbidity for several medical consequences.
However, interpretation of results and the public health implications of these findings need to be taken cautiously, because sociodemographic and other behavioral characteristics were not considered in this preliminary report.
Mots-clés Pascal : Boisson alcoolisée, Préférence, Ethanol, Consommation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Toxicité, Morbidité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Maladie, Corrélation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholic beverage, Preference, Ethanol, Consumption, United States, North America, America, Toxicity, Morbidity, Human, Epidemiology, Disease, Correlation
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Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 23/03/1999.