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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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Gender and alcohol: consumption and consequences

Gender and alcohol: consumption and consequences

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(p.153) Chapter 17 Gender and alcohol: consumption and consequences
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Alcohol
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Richard W. Wilsnack

Sharon C. Wilsnack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0017

This chapter discusses the influence of gender on alcohol consumption and its effects. Men continue to consume more alcohol than women, and as a result suffer more adverse effects. This gender difference is smaller for rates of drinking versus abstaining from alcohol, and greater for the heaviest and most problematic drinking patterns. At any given level of consumption, however, women who drink are at greater risk of problems, particularly from health effects. Furthermore, gender differences in consumption and problems are growing smaller in a number of countries. Nevertheless, the multiple possible causes for such gender differences mean that the gender gap is likely to persist to some degree for a long while yet.

Keywords:   alcohol use, alcohol drinking, alcohol effects, gender differences

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