Journal article

CONSUMPTION AND HARM - DRINKING PATTERNS OF THE IRISH, THE ENGLISH AND THE IRISH IN ENGLAND

L HARRISON, R CARRHILL, M SUTTON

ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM | OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM | Published : 1993

Abstract

There has been controversy over the relationship between alcohol consumption and related problems amongst the Irish in England. Irish migrants have high Standardised Mortality Ratios for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis and high hospital admission rates for alcohol-related diagnoses in England. Yet it has been considered that people from the Republic of Ireland, whether living in Ireland (Conniffe et al., 1990) or in England (Pearson et al., 1991), actually drink less than the English. This paper reviews the evidence. In recent years Irish per capita volume alcohol consumption has been comparable to that of the U.K., although the distribution of consumption differs. Women in Ireland are l..

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