Study objective-To analyse the relation between self reported hazardous drinking on the one hand and high sickness absence and/or disability pensions in both sexes on the other hand.
Design-The study is based on data from a health survey, Stockholm Health of the Population Study, conducted in 1984.
The mailed questionnaire covered alcohol consumption.
Three different measures of alcohol habits were used : usual alcohol consumption, consumption during the previous week, and answers to the four CAGE questions on problem drinking.
Information from the health survey and data from a subsequent health examination were related to information from the National Swedish Social Insurance Board for the year 1984 and the years 1986 to 1991 concerning sick leave and disability pensioning.
Setting-Four primary health care districts in Stockholm County.
Participants-The study group included persons who were aged 20 to 52 years in 1984, who answered the questionnaire (by mail or by telephone), and who participated in the health examination.
The study group comprised 985 women and 870 men fulfilling the criteria for inclusion out of 6217 subjects aged 18 years and over randomly drawn.
Main results-In both sexes, a consistent pattern of increased sickness absence was seen for high consumers and for those with indications of problem drinking. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Suède, Europe, Homme, Santé, Evaluation, Relation, Absentéisme, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Questionnaire, Etude longitudinale, Etude multicentrique, Assurance maladie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sweden, Europe, Human, Health, Evaluation, Relation, Absenteeism, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Questionnaire, Follow up study, Multicenter study, Health insurance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0190607
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 16/11/1999.