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Mot ett kontinentalt dryckesmönster, eller inte? Förändringar i svenskarnas alkoholkonsumtion mellan 1996 och 2005
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2013 (Swedish)In: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, ISSN 1455-0725, Vol. 30, no 4, 249-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose Alcohol consumption on an aggregate level rose by 30 percent between 1996 and 2004 according to available research. However, alcohol-related harm has not increased that much as was expected. The purpose of this study is to analyze how the self-reported alcohol consumption changed between 1996 and 2005.

Method Self-reported alcohol consumption has been investigated through four identical surveys implemented by Statistics Sweden, 1996 (n = 5891, response rate 78.7%), 1997 (n = 5807, response rate 77.8%), 2004 (n = 5591, response rate 74.8%) and 2006 (4277, response rate 75.1%). In addition to weekly volume of alcohol consumption, we have data on beverage specific consumption, daily alcohol consumption for the different days of the week, frequency of binge drinking and several background variables of good quality.

Results Self-reported alcohol consumption rose between 96/97 and 04/05, but only with 15 percent. The increase was relatively evenly distributed but women, older people and low to middle consumer groups increased their consumption most. The frequency of binge drinking also increased and the proportion of alcohol consumed over the weekend increased as well. Conclusions The increase in alcohol consumption was less in our study than the increase on the aggregate level that has been reported earlier.  A few changes in the consumption pattern that could explain a diverging trend between the total alcohol consumption and alcohol related harms were found.

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2013. Vol. 30, no 4, 249-266 p.
Keyword [en]
Alcohol, Consuption, Pattern, Alcohol related harm, Swedeb
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98649OAI: diva2:684795
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-02-04Bibliographically approved

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