Unsafe Drinking Among Elderly People? (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary

Analysis of health records in London indicates that around one in five people aged over 65 who drink may be consuming alcohol at unsafe levels.

Men were 60% of the drinkers recorded, but they made up 65% of the unsafe drinkers. Of the 5% of people drinking the most alcohol, men tended to consume over 49 units per week; while the women tended to consume 23 units per week.

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Elderly people warned over alcohol consumption. London: BBC Health News, August 24th 2015.

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Many white English and Irish pensioners ‘drinking to excess’. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, August 24th 2015.

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Rao, R. Schofield, P. [and] Ashworth, M. (2015). Alcohol use, socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity in older people. BMJ Open, August 24th 2015, Vol.5(8), e007525. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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