To assess the risk of death associated with various patterns of alcohol consumption.
Design-Prospective study of mortality in relation to alcohol drinking habits in 1978, with causes of death sought over the next 13 years (to 1991).
Subjects-12321 British male doctors born between 1900 and 1930 (mean 1916) who replied to a postal questionnaire in 1978.
Those written to in 1978 were the survivors of a long running prospective study of the effects of smoking that had begun in 1951 and was still continuing.
Men were divided on the basis of their response to the 1978 questionnaire into two groups according to whether or not they had ever had any rye of vascular disease, diabetes, or « life threatening disease » and into seven groups according to the amount of alcohol they drank.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Alcoolisme, Mâle, Homme, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Alcoholism, Male, Human, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0704688
Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 09/06/1995.