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Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular mortality accounting for possible misclassification of intake: II-year follow-up of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Linton R Harriss, Dallas R English, John L Hopper, John Powles, Julie A Simpson, Kerin O'Dea, Graham G Giles, Andrew M Tonkin



AIMS: To investigate the relationship between usual daily alcohol intake, beverage type and drinking frequency on cardiovascular (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, accounting for systematic misclassification of intake. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with mean follow-up of 11.4 years. Setting The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 38 200 volunteers (23 044 women) aged 40-69 years at baseline (1990-1994). MEASUREMENTS: Self-reported alcohol intake using beverage-specific quantity-frequency questions (usual intake) and drinking diary for previous week. FINDINGS: Compared with life-time abstention, usual daily alcohol intake was associated ..

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