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  1. Drinking habits and prevalence of heavy drinking among primary health care outpatients and general population.

    Article - En anglais

    Aims

    To identify the target group for brief alcohol intervention in primary health care and to compare the prevalence of heavy drinking in two different primary health care populations and the general population in the same geographical area.

    Design

    Drinking data were collected from outpatients of primary health care by a questionnaire containing the CAGE test and quantity-frequency alcohol consumption questions and from a sample of the general population by a telephone survey, including the CAGE.

    The index of heavy drinking was for men three, and for women two, affirmative answers in CAGE which though not specifically a consumption questionnaire is a good marker of heavy drinking.

    Setting

    Two different primary health care populations (primary health care clinic and occupational health care clinic) and the general population in a Finnish health care ared.

    Participants

    Consecutive 1861 primary health care clinic and 2942 occupational health care clinic outpatients and 544 randomly selected adults in the general population, contacted by telephone.

    Findings

    The primary health care clinic patients drank significantly more per occasion than the patients of the occupational health care clinic (75 vs. 66 g. in men ; 33 vs. 27g. in women) and fewer times per week (0.8 vs. 0.9 in men ; 0.5 vs. 0.6 in women).

    The patients in the primary health care clinic also reported drinking more per week (76 vs. 67 g, in men ; 23 vs. 19 g. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Dose forte, Soin santé primaire, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Suède, Europe, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, High dose, Primary health care, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Sweden, Europe, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0471736

    Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 22/03/2000.