Journal article

Age, Period and Cohort Effects on Time Trends in Alcohol Consumption in the Swedish Adult Population 1979-2011

Ludwig Kraus, Mimmi Eriksson Tinghog, Annette Lindell, Alexander Pabst, Daniela Piontek, Robin Room

Alcohol and Alcoholism | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015


AIMS: In Sweden, alcohol abstention has increased over the last 20 years and consumption has recently decreased after a peak in 2004. To understand the dynamics of these trends the present study aims at estimating age, period and cohort (APC) effects on trends in alcohol use prevalence as well as overall and beverage-specific volume of drinking over the last three decades. METHODS: APC analysis of seven cross-sectional surveys from 1979 to 2011 was conducted using cross-classified random effects models (CCREMs) by gender. The nationally representative samples comprised 77,598 respondents aged 16-80 years. Outcome measures were 30-day prevalence of alcohol use and overall as well as beverage-..

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Awarded by Department of Social Affairs (Socialdepartementet)

Funding Acknowledgements

The 1979 Scandinavian Drinking Survey, the 1995 Nordic Survey of Alcohol and Narcotics and the 2003 Alcohol and Narcotics Survey were funded by the Nordic Board for Alcohol Research, the Nordic Council of Ministers together with The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Drugs (CAN) and The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, respectively. Funding of the Alcohol Monitoring Study was provided by the Department of Social Affairs (Socialdepartementet) (Dnr. HFA 2011/735).