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Title: Comparison of unsafe drinking between a rural and metropolitan area.
Authors: Peach, Hedley G.
Bath, Nicole E.
Farish, Stephen J.
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Wiley
Place of publication: London
Publication Title: Drug and Alcohol Review
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Start Page: 117
End Page: 120
Abstract: Factors associated with unsafe drinking in a rural area were identified and the prevalence of unsafe drinking and alcohol related mortality compared with a metropolitan area. Alcohol consumption data were collected from a random sample of adults in Greater Ballarat. Odds ratios of demographic factors associated with unsafe drinking were estimated by logistic regression. Compared with males and 20–29-year-olds, females and 30–59-year-olds had a significantly lower prevalence of ‘intermediate’ or higher risk drinking and binge-only drinking. Rural-metropolitan ratios for the prevalence of unsafe drinking and alcohol related mortality were also greatest in young adults. Young adults must adopt safer drinking habits if the rural excess in mortality is to be reduced.
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ISSN: 0959-5236
Internal ID Number: 00120
Health Subject: ALCOHOL
Type: Journal Article
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