White Cider Consumption and Heavy Drinkers: A Low-Cost Option but an Unknown Price
Heather Black, Lucie Michalova, Jan Gill, Cheryl Rees, Jonathan Chick, Fiona O'May, Robert Rush, Barbara McPake
Alcohol and Alcoholism | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014
AIMS: To compare characteristics of heavy drinkers who do, or do not, drink white cider during their typical drinking week and to contrast white cider drinkers' behaviour with a similar group recruited in comparable settings 4 years previously. To consider if excessive white cider consumption poses a specific health risk. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of alcohol purchasing and consumption by heavy drinkers consuming white cider in Edinburgh and Glasgow during 2012; comparison of purchasing patterns within Edinburgh in 2008-2009 and 2012. Participants were 639 patients (in- and out-patient settings) with serious health problems linked to alcohol, 345 in Glasgow, 294 in Edinburgh in 2012, an..View full abstract
This study was supported financially by the Chief Scientist Office, Scotland; Alcohol Research UK; NHS Health Scotland; NHS Lothian Foundation Trust and in kind by the Scottish Mental Health Research Network.