Journal article

The relationship of average volume of alcohol consumption and patterns of drinking to burden of disease: an overview

J Rehm, R Room, K Graham, M Monteiro, G Gmel, CT Sempos

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2003

Abstract

AIMS: As part of a larger study to estimate the global burden of disease attributable to alcohol: to quantify the relationships between average volume of alcohol consumption, patterns of drinking and disease and injury outcomes, and to combine exposure and risk estimates to determine regional and global alcohol-attributable fractions (AAFs) for major disease and injury categories. DESIGN, METHODS, SETTING: Systematic literature reviews were used to select diseases related to alcohol consumption. Meta-analyses of the relationship between alcohol consumption and disease and multi-level analyses of aggregate data to fill alcohol-disease relationships not currently covered by individual-level da..

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