Journal article

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..

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Funding Acknowledgements

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.