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Article: Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use: A population-based study in Hong Kong

TitlePrevalence and correlates of alcohol use: A population-based study in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ADD
Citation
Addiction, 2003, v. 98 n. 2, p. 215-224 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To estimate the prevalence and pattern of alcohol use and to analyse the socio-demographic and biological correlates of alcohol drinking in Hong Kong Chinese. Design: A population-based cross-sectional study conducted from December 1994 to October 1996. Setting and participants: 2900 randomly selected subjects age 25-74 years who participated in the Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Study in Hong Kong. Results: Alcohol consumers comprised 55.4% (95% CI: 52.8-58.0) of men and 19.4% (95% CI: 17.4-21.4) of women. The median weekly ethanol consumed by male and female drinkers were 9.6 g and 3.6 g, respectively. Beer was the main source of alcohol; 61.5% of drinkers consumed beer as their main drink. In stepwise multiple regression among drinkers, male sex, smoking, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, primary or below education, diastolic blood pressure and separated or widowed marital status were associated positively with weekly ethanol consumption. Conclusion: In this representative sample of Hong Kong adults, the majority were either non-drinkers or very light drinkers, which can be used as a benchmark to measure changes in drinking pattern in the future. The putative protective effect of alcohol on heart disease could be due to the higher level of HDL in moderate drinkers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86712
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.972
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.086
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dc.contributor.authorJanghorbani, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJanus, EDen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:20:24Z-
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dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAddiction, 2003, v. 98 n. 2, p. 215-224en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0965-2140en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86712-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To estimate the prevalence and pattern of alcohol use and to analyse the socio-demographic and biological correlates of alcohol drinking in Hong Kong Chinese. Design: A population-based cross-sectional study conducted from December 1994 to October 1996. Setting and participants: 2900 randomly selected subjects age 25-74 years who participated in the Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Study in Hong Kong. Results: Alcohol consumers comprised 55.4% (95% CI: 52.8-58.0) of men and 19.4% (95% CI: 17.4-21.4) of women. The median weekly ethanol consumed by male and female drinkers were 9.6 g and 3.6 g, respectively. Beer was the main source of alcohol; 61.5% of drinkers consumed beer as their main drink. In stepwise multiple regression among drinkers, male sex, smoking, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, primary or below education, diastolic blood pressure and separated or widowed marital status were associated positively with weekly ethanol consumption. Conclusion: In this representative sample of Hong Kong adults, the majority were either non-drinkers or very light drinkers, which can be used as a benchmark to measure changes in drinking pattern in the future. The putative protective effect of alcohol on heart disease could be due to the higher level of HDL in moderate drinkers.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ADDen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAddictionen_HK
dc.rightsAddiction. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking - epidemiology - trendsen_HK
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_HK
dc.titlePrevalence and correlates of alcohol use: A population-based study in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailHo, SY:syho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1360-0443.2003.00268.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12534427-
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