Journal article

Ethnic differences in substance use and alcohol-use-related mortality among first generation migrants to England and Wales

L Harrison, M Sutton, E Gardiner

SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

Epidemiological studies among migrant ethnic groups are potentially important as a way to provide insight into the relative importance of genetic, cultural, and socioeconomic factors in the etiology of substance use disorders. This paper summarizes prior United Kingdom studies of the prevalence of substance-use-associated problems in different ethnic groups before analyzing trends in recent mortality data by country of birth. On this evidence, rates of alcohol-related mortality may be marginally higher for those born in the Caribbean than for the native British, but are substantially raised for those born in Ireland and the Indian subcontinent. There is some indication that rates for the Car..

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