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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Impact of extreme drinking on mortality

Impact of extreme drinking on mortality

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(p.125) Chapter 14 Impact of extreme drinking on mortality
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Alcohol
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David Zaridze

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0014

Alcohol consumption is an important risk factor and cause of death globally. Of all deaths worldwide, 3.8% are caused by alcohol. The impact of alcohol is highest in Europe, causing about 6.5% of deaths (men 11%, women 1.8%) although there are important variations in alcohol-attributable deaths within Europe, with the highest proportion in Eastern Europe and Russia. This chapter focuses on alcohol consumption patterns in Russia. Extreme drinking is a major determinant of high adult mortality rates in Russia and has been linked with increased risk of incidence of and mortality from injuries and several diseases.

Keywords:   alcohol abuse, alcohol consumption, alcohol use, Russia

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