Average volume of alcohol consumption, drinking patterns and related burden of mortality in young people in established market economies in Europe
2001 (English)In: European Addiction Research, ISSN 1022-6877, E-ISSN 1421-9891, Vol. 7, no 3, 148-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: To determine the burden of mortality in young people (age 15-29) in established market economies in Europe in 1999, which is attributable to alcohol consumption. Two dimensions of alcohol consumption were considered: average volume of consumption, and patterns of drinking.
METHODS:Mortality data were obtained from the WHO EIP data bank, average volume data from the WHO global databank on alcohol, pattern of drinking data from a questionnaire sent out to experts, from the published literature and from the WHO global databank. Methods are explained and discussed in detail in two other contributions to this volume.
RESULTS:More than 8,000 deaths of people aged 15-29 in Europe in 1999 were attributable to alcohol. Young males show a higher proportion of alcohol-attributable deaths (12.8%) than females (8.3%). Both average volume and patterns of drinking contribute to alcohol-related death.
CONCLUSIONS:Alcohol-related deaths constitute a considerable burden in young people in Europe.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 7, no 3, 148-151 p.
alcohol, average consumption, patterns of drinking, unrecorded consumption, mortality, young people, Europe
Research subject Social Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56795DOI: 10.1159/000050732ISI: 000170528000007PubMedID: 11509845OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-56795DiVA: diva2:413123