Ethnic differences in alcohol intake among male reindeer herders were studied, since historical evidence suggests that Lapps drink more than Finns and since the considerable freedom of the herding occupation may imply a high risk for alcohol problems.
In 1988, 2001 men answered a mail questionnaire including questions on alcohol intake over the past 12 months.
The mean alcohol intake was 22.3 g/day among the Lapps and 13.2 g/day among the Finns (P<0.001).
The percentage of heavy drinkers (20 g or more daily) was 33.9 among the Lapps and 19.1 among the Finns.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Epidémiologie, Finlande, Europe, Etude comparative, Ethnie, Homme, Laponie, Comportement, Gardien troupeau, Renne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Epidemiology, Finland, Europe, Comparative study, Ethnic group, Human, Lapland, Behavior
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