Journal article

Individual and household-level socioeconomic position is associated with harmful alcohol consumption behaviours among adults

Katrina Giskes, Gavin Turrell, Rebecca Bentley, Anne Kavanagh

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIM: To examine associations between individual-, household- and neighbourhood-level socioeconomic position (SEP) and harmful alcohol consumption. METHOD: Adults aged 18-76 residing in 50 neighbourhoods in Melbourne completed a postal questionnaire (n= 2349, 58.7% response rate). Alcohol-related behaviours were classified by risk of short- and long-term harm. Individual-, household- and neighbourhood-level SEP were ascertained by education, household income and proportion of low-income households, respectively. The association were examined by multi-level logistic regression. RESULTS: Participants lower education or household income were less likely to consume alcohol frequently compared to ..

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